September 12, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2297

Toughie No 2297 by Zandio

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I’m not sure what I made of this one. I never really warmed to it but at the same time never ran into any significant problems. I’m not sure why because there were some nice touches (though I didn’t care much for the cryptic definitions). Maybe I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind. I’ll be interested to see what other solvers made of it. Continue reading “Toughie 2297”

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DT 29154

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29154

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ****Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. I thought this was a jolly difficult Ray T Thursday. He seems to have thrown all his tricks at us in one day but maybe it’s just me.… Continue reading

ST 3019

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3019

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 1st September 2019

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

A tricky Dada offering but full of fun – I particularly liked 23a 9d and 17d. I removed half an enjoyment star as I thought five double definition clues was at least one too many.… Continue reading