November 28, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2341

Toughie No 2341 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Bufo Is away this morning, so I am back sooner than I expected. This is a fairly straightforward puzzle, with the handful of difficult answers clued in such a way as to make them easy to solve from the wordplay. Continue reading “Toughie 2341”

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DT 29220

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29220

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja.  Well, things have moved on a bit.  We now have wardrobes fitted and the guys have started on the kitchen about an hour ago so we might get a bit of normality by the end of next week.

It may just be the hammering and banging going on that caused the problem but I found today’s puzzle a tad on the tricky side.  I’m pretty sure it’s a proXimal production as it felt like his work while I was solving and it’s turned out to be a pangram without an X, which has become a bit of a trade mark for him.  I really enjoyed the 28a and hope that you all do too.
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ST 3030

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3030

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 17th November 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

A Sunday puzzle which wasn’t as much fun than we expect from Dada, coupled with a few odd surface readings and possibly the use of the wrong tense in 6d

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