February 13, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2384

Toughie No 2384 by Beam

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

All the trademark references you’d expect were all correctly ‘on parade’ in this Beam crossword which, for me anyway, just crept over the border into Toughie time

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DT 29285

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29285

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where the unseasonably warm weather continues.  Normal service is forecast for next week though so I’m enjoying the warmth while I can.

I don’t know the setter of today’s puzzle and the style felt unfamiliar so perhaps we have another new setter.  It’s not too hard and there seem to be a lot of anagrams or partial anagrams so I know a lot of you will be pleased.  There’s quite a bit of chestnutty stuff and a couple of definitions that don’t quite work for me but overall I quite enjoyed it. 
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ST 3041

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3041

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This puzzle was published on 2nd February 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A Sunday crossword made for fans of anagrams, insertions and homophones

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