April 14, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2418

Toughie No 2418 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Ophelia.
Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good morning from the slowly beating heart of Downtown L I. If this is the most happening place in the village I dread to think how dull the outskirts and suburbs must be. Continue reading “Toughie 2418”

DT 29337

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29337

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another locked-down Tuesday.  I found that filling the grid today took about the time that's become average for Tuesdays, but that parsing everything took a little longer than usual.  There were a few clues where I had to scratch my head and ponder whether the wordplay was quite legal or if the clue was a double definition or something else.  There are two setters I'm aware of that sometimes do that to me, and so I wonder if today's compiler is one of them.  Of course the only way we'll know is if they comment below ...  Continue reading "DT 29337"