October 1, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2307

Toughie No 2307 by Chalicea

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Yet another cracking puzzle from Chalicea, one of my favourite setters, is the highlight of my day. Continue reading “Toughie 2307”

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DT 29170

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29170

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome.  Grey and drizzly here, making this a good day to stay inside and solve crosswords.  Today's puzzle features at 14a Phil Anderson's winning entry in the clue-writing competition from the April edition of the Telegraph Puzzles Newsletter – congratulations Phil!  That fact suggests that this puzzle might be the work of Telegraph Puzzles Editor Chris Lancaster.  Perhaps he'll drop by later to confirm [4pm edit:  I'm told that it is indeed one of his].  I found it less challenging than his recent Tuesday puzzles, but still most enjoyable.  Continue reading "DT 29170"