December 31, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2358

Toughie No 2358 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

This is Micawber’s customary year-end puzzle covering the events of the last 12 months and what a joy it is. Many thanks to Micawber (and thanks to BD for giving me the chance to blog it).… Continue reading

DT 29247

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29247

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone.  Can't think of much to say about this solid puzzle, except to note that its filled grid contains only 18 of the 26 letters in the alphabet.  That's almost as far from a pangram as setters have managed to get (in the last twenty years there have been only four back-pagers using 17 letters, and none that use only 16).  Continue reading "DT 29247"

ST 3035

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3035

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 22nd December 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

An extremely straightforward Sunday puzzle, perfect for me to solve and draft the review before the taxi came to take us to the airport to travel to Northern Ireland for Christmas with the family.… Continue reading