April 15, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2419

Toughie No 2419 by Messinae

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I’ve given this puzzle four stars for difficulty because although I didn’t have any great difficulty in coming up with the right answers I did struggle to understand the full ramifications of a few clues (notably 19a and 27a).… Continue reading

DT 29338

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29338

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We’ve had a couple of very windy cold days lately. We were even persuaded that it was time to light the wood-burner last evening – the first for the season but suspect that it will become the norm from now on.… Continue reading