August 14, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2489

Toughie No 2489 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This is Elgar’s 155th Telegraph Toughie, and as usual this number is used in a theme. I did stare at a blank grid for a while. I eventually started off with the little square in the middle, which led to 20a/5d and 19a/22d.… Continue reading

DT 29442

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29442

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where it’s misty and overcast at the moment. A fine example of the pathetic fallacy, in that the weather matches my mood as our nanny state effectively removes any hope I had of a holiday in France this autumn.… Continue reading