March 20, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2405

Toughie No 2405 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Some excellent misdirection here. There something about solving Elgar clues after a bit of a battle that is quite ecstatic. This is Elgar’s 145th Telegraph toughie and as usual this is related to a theme – the relevant grid entries are mentioned in the clues.… Continue reading

DT 29316

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29316

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. I hope you’re all coping with the ‘new normal’ of isolation and empty supermarket shelves.

I finished this crossword in what is ** time for me, but it seemed to be more of a struggle than that.… Continue reading