January 3, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2361

Toughie No 2361 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Happy New Year! I’ve only just returned from a lovely week in Phuket with my 15-year old daughter, and the jet lag is conducive to midnight blogging. A nice quirky puzzle from Sparks with some great oblique definitions.… Continue reading

DT 29250

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29250

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. Happy New Year to one and all.

I’m reasonably sure that today’s puzzle is by a new Friday setter, so it will be interesting to see whether he or she makes an appearance.… Continue reading

DT 29245

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29245

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 28th December 2019

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

I’m not quite sure why this took me a bit longer to solve than I’d expect it to, especially given the number of anagrams, but interestingly the words that held me up the most were the ones with double unches

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