September 2019 – Page 2 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29166

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29166

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa, where autumn is definitely in the air. The leaves are beginning to turn and will soon become an explosion of colour.

I found today’s puzzle from RayT to be leaning toward the easier end of his range but the enjoyment level was situated in the upper echelons.… Continue reading

ST 3021

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3021

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 15th September 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

An awful lot of doing something with a letter this time

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

Toughie 2304

Toughie No 2304 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Not a lot of laughs today – Giovanni has given us mostly pretty straightforward clues but with a couple of obscure terms thrown in to ensure that we get full value from our copies of Chambers.… Continue reading

DT 29165

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29165

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We have passed our vernal equinox. Our clocks get moved forward an hour this coming weekend. The whitebait season is well underway with keen people in waders lining the banks of many rivers and streams. The first godwits have arrived back after their non-stop migration from Alaska. But still the weather feels more wintry than spring-like and we are still lighting our fire each evening.

Good fun as ever from Jay.

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Toughie 2303

Toughie No 2303 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

Tuesday’s have become an excellent day in Toughieland, and this puzzle from our own Silvanus is no exception. No particular favourites, and the Spoonerism was the only groan. Continue reading “Toughie 2303”

DT 29164

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29164

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone.  Solid Tuesday puzzle today.  No GK, concise clues, numerous single letter insertions and deletions, some very nice surfaces, several smiles, overall good fun.  Looking forward to reading what you thought.  Continue reading "DT 29164"

DT 29163

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29163

Hints and tips by Antigonus

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the busy heart of Downtown LI where all is well with the world. Both England and Coventry secured decent wins in their rugby matches so Antigonus is a happy bunny.Continue reading

ST 3022 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3022 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we had our mini-heatwave at the beginning of the week with 30 degree temperatures plus another 6 or 7 degrees for the effect of humidity!  Then we have ended the week with a stormy Friday and a very ‘soggy’ Saturday with very soaked fields, flooded streets, and flooded basements.… Continue reading