December 3, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2343

Toughie No 2343 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Chalicea has settled into the “easier” Tuesday Toughie slot. Why puzzles like this don’t appear on Saturday’s back page is beyond me. Continue reading “Toughie 2343”

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DT 29224

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29224

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to a bright and sunny Tuesday that’s brought us another enjoyable cryptic crossword.  I thought that this puzzle was particularly tightly clued, with no parses requiring any pondering about grammatical correctness.  No obscurities either, although I did learn one or two new abbreviations along the way.  All of that combined with some amusing surface readings made for a great start to the day.  If our setter is reading, we’d love to see a comment from you below. Continue reading "DT 29224"