July 15, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2471

Toughie No 2471 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I got through this puzzle at a stately rather than brisk pace and I enjoyed unravelling it. The only vocabulary that was new to me was the 6d Buddhist movement (although I hadn’t come across the unusual spelling of 21d either).… Continue reading

DT 29416

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29416

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We must have just turned the corner with the seasons. Two shy daffodils have dared to burst into bloom in our garden. We think they are very foolhardy as it certainly still feels like winter to us.

We thought Jay has been gentle on us this week but all the fun is still there.… Continue reading

ST 3063

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3063

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 5th July 2020

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

A nice Sunday puzzle – with one of those grids where you solve corner by corner rather than by going down the Acrosses and then the Downs.… Continue reading