January 28, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2374

Toughie No 2374 by Chalicea

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Another super puzzle from Chalicea. The answers to one or two clues needed to be teased out, but most were straightforward. Continue reading “Toughie 2374”

DT 29271

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29271

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and Happy 11th Birthday to Big Dave’s Crossword Blog.  Nice, solid puzzle today, with 11 anagrams in just 27 clues providing multiple entry points into the puzzle.  I suspect that a puzzle that’s 41% anagram is probably a record (although that’s not something that’s easy to check by computer).  I might have had a wee grumble about that if the inclusion of two clues featuring cats hadn’t left me feeling warm and fuzzy about the setter.  Hmmm – I wonder if that was deliberate?  Continue reading "DT 29271"

11th Birthday

Big Dave’s Crossword Blog celebrates its eleventh birthday today!

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I couldn’t have done it without the support of the fabulous team of bloggers who daily give up their time and the thousands of you who read the blog every day of the year, so thank you one and all.… Continue reading