September 19, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2301

Toughie No 2301 by Beam

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

It’s a Beam day so the Kiwis can get busy with their word counter, Gazza can put his anagram counter away until tomorrow and everyone can watch out for the usual couple of lurkers. I had a slow start, then accelerated to fill the top half, and finally completed the bottom half at a leisurely pace. It was enjoyable as Beam puzzles usually are. Continue reading “Toughie 2301”

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DT 29160

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29160

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. I haven’t quite made up my mind about this one yet so I’ll just tell you a few general thoughts. The style felt unfamiliar; the clues are admirably brief; the setter is not Ray T; there was a slightly odd mixture of some very straightforward ones and a few that completely floored me for ages.… Continue reading

ST 3020

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3020

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 8th September 2019

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

A trickier offering from Dada this time – lots of doing something with a letter too – my Across favourite was 28a and my Down favourite was 9d

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