September 6, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2294 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2294 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This is Elgar’s 135th Telegraph Toughie. As usual, that is the basis for a theme. I got carried away with a cricket theme, dangerous as I know nothing of cricket – I was thinking 135 was the unbeaten number of runs by 23a Stokes, and I had plucked, I thought, a convincing number of cricketers from the grid.Continue reading

DT 29149 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29149

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a grey and windy South Staffs.

I found today’s Giovanni quite tricky, with 3d and 6d the last two in. I knew I was looking for an anagram in 3d, but took a long time to get to the answer.… Continue reading

DT 29144 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29144

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 31st August 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

A Saturday Prize Puzzle just like we used to get – this one a not difficult but enjoyable pangram – although the repetition radar did bleep in a couple of places, this didn’t spoil the solving enjoyment at all as I only noticed when typing the review

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Continue reading