June 24, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2459

Toughie No 2459 by Messinae

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

This was a thoroughly enjoyable puzzle with a number of chuckle-inducing clues (including one at 10a which I would have expected to find in Private Eye but probably not in the straitlaced Telegraph).

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DT 29398

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29398

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

On our regular walk this morning, as well as having a ‘chat’ with our special friend the NZ dabchick, we also had the rare privilege of seeing two distant mountains. One of these, Mt Ruapehu is inland in the central North Island and the other Mt Taranaki appears, from our vantage point, to emerge out of the sea as a perfect white cone.… Continue reading

ST 3060

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3060

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 14th June 2020

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

MOrning All! We are back in the saddle with the Prize Puzzles so I am back too! This was a run of Sunday puzzles that were very much on the straightforward side for me but as usual there are some fine clues with amusing surface readings. Continue reading “ST 3060”