July 31, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2481

Toughie No 2481 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This is Elgar’s 154th Telegraph Toughie. I don’t know if you’ll agree, but I found it a little easier than most. I found a Nina that agreed with basic geography, and was hoping to find a 154-mile connecting canal, but no such luck.… Continue reading

DT 29430

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29430

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a bright sunny morning with the prospect of some high temperatures later.

I found today’s puzzle a curious mixture, with some very easy clues, and others which required teasing out and weren’t very satisfying when the answer emerged, possibly because some of the synonyms used in the wordplay had been stretched rather too far.… Continue reading

DT 29425

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29425

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 25th July 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I quite enjoyed some of the clues and surface readings here. Continue reading “DT 29425”