May 20, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2439

Toughie No 2439 by Serpent

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

It was only when I was checking my full grid for a possible pangram (which seemed a probability with all the high-scoring Scrabble letters present) that I realised that what we actually have here is a lipogram where our most common letter is notable by its absence.… Continue reading

DT 29368

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29368

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

In the last four days we have managed to meet up with all of our family and grandchildren who we have only contacted via Zoom since lockdown started. This has meant that we have been staying in Wellington for a couple of nights and it was just wonderful being back in touch again. … Continue reading