July 10, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2469

Toughie No 2469 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

 

A rather tricky puzzle from Notabilis, where on several occasions it took me a while to see the parsing after deducing the answer. Nonetheless, I was able solve this methodically a quadrant at a time, giving me that illusion of being in control.  … Continue reading

DT 29412

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29412

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where the sun put in an appearance this morning for the first time this week. Somewhat light-headed this week, after getting my first haircut since February!… Continue reading

DT 29407

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29407

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 4th July 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A straightforward pangram with several anagrams – I’d guessed that it was the work of the long-time Saturday Prize Puzzle setter, Cephas, and this was confirmed when he turned up to thank everyone for their comments.… Continue reading