August 28, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2288

Toughie No 2288 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **/***Enjoyment ****

We have another lovely example of Petitjean’s humour today – how lucky we are that he left such a golden legacy.
For the most part I found this one reasonably straightforward but I didn’t know the silk or the fragrant resin (though both were gettable from the wordplay) and I also had to have a think about 6d – so I’ve added half a star to the difficulty rating.… Continue reading

DT 29141

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29141

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We’ve given weather reports quite often lately so will change the pattern this week and report on our finds on our beach walk this morning. Quite sad really. Firstly the remains of an albatross. It was in an advanced state of decay but from what we could see of the wings it would have had a span of at least two metres, a magnificent bird. Next was the dead body of a young seal pup. It was only about 60cm long and as there are no breeding colonies close by it must have been a long way from home. We arrived home feeling quite down. A good thing we had a Jay puzzle to cheer us up again.

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