December 19, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2353

Toughie No 2353 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I was quite happy to have a none-too-difficult puzzle today. There were no major hold-ups and very little head-scratching. Continue reading “Toughie 2353”

DT 29238

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29238

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where things continue to improve as we now have all three bedrooms completely fettled. Now to tackle the lounge but that will have to wait until after Christmas as we’re off to Benidorm for a few days R&R on Monday.

As to the crossword I’m pretty sure it’s a RayT and I thought it mostly at the easier end of his spectrum with some real gimmes.  However, in amongst the fairly straightforward majority of clues there are a handful of tricky little rascals, and what was for me a new word, so it has managed to avoid the shame of only getting a * rating.  I’m sure a lot of you will disagree and it will be interesting to see what you made of it. Continue reading “DT 29238”

ST 3033

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3033

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 8th December 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A pretty standard Sunday but I noticed an awful lot of insertions whilst reviewing.

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