April 22, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2423

Toughie No 2423 by Serpent

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Thanks to Serpent for a fun puzzle where the difficulties come from tricky wordplay rather than obscure vocabulary (just the way I like them). A few of the surface readings do relate to the current health problems.… Continue reading

DT 29344

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29344

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Last week on our regular walk we noticed a strange new waterbird in one of the ponds we go past. A bit of judicious Googling told us it is the relatively rare NZ dabchick or grebe (see picture at end of post).… Continue reading