May 7, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2432

Toughie No 2432 by Kcit

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What took this Kcit crossword from a 5* backpager to a Toughie was the time taken to parse a couple of the clues, including one where I have a large bruise from kicking myself when the obvious was explained.   We also have a lesson in the varying uses of the word ‘in’ and several anagrams, in a crossword where half the clues require something to be inserted into something else, which is probably some sort of record. Continue reading “Toughie 2432”

DT 29357

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29357

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Good morning from Lockdown L I. Where Saint Sharon and I are enjoying an enforced retirement with pay. Although we have nothing to do and all day to do it, it is surprising just what can be achieved with a little effort here and there. The interior of our house in Leicestershire (It’s not Warwickshire Sharon) is nearly finished so I have begun an ambitious landscaping project in the garden. That should be fun with my knees. At least I have plenty of alcohol to see me through. Continue reading “DT 29357”