November 11, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2539

Toughie No 2539 by Serpent

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Thanks to Serpent for an enjoyable and not too tricky puzzle. When I blogged Serpent’s last Toughie the setter left a comment telling us that every answer in the grid contained the letter L to match the patterns of the black squares in the grid (which I and all those commenting had totally missed).… Continue reading

DT 29518

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29518

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Every year The New Zealand Forest and Bird runs a Bird of the Year poll. Here is the link.  Yesterday we cast our vote for the NZ Dabchick or Weweia. It is the bird that appeared on a pond near us during lockdown earlier in the year and was a highlight of our regular walks at that time.… Continue reading

ST 3080

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3080

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 1st November 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All! A Very enjoyable puzzle this week with some fairly tricky clues (particularly those with short definitions!) Continue reading “ST 3080”