June 9, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2450

Toughie No 2450 by Elgar

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

As we start the twelfth week of lockdown, I’m sure I’m not the only one to have difficulty in remembering which day of the week it is. There are the odd things that help one remember, and normally we’d know it was Friday if and when the Toughie setter was Elgar. Not this week, as just to add further confusion to our lives, he’s here on a Tuesday, Continue reading “Toughie 2450”

DT 29385

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29385

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****

Hello, everyone, and welcome.  Today's offering felt like a step up from last week.  It's not straightforward by Tuesday standards, but it's definitely worth persevering with.  Highlights include some clever and topical anagrams and several nifty cryptic definitions.  And there's music.  I'm wondering if it's the work of Telegraph Puzzles Editor Chris Lancaster.  What does everyone else think?  Continue reading "DT 29385"