December 16, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2559

Toughie No 2559 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Even though Giovanni has given us a couple of terms from his book of obscurities they are very fairly clued and there’s not an Old Testament character in sight.… Continue reading

DT 29548

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29548

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We are back in Wellington again. Sam, the grandson who had the kidney operation a few weeks ago, is having a follow-up procedure to remove a stent so we are back here for support. It is relatively minor compared with the original operation and much less stress making for all concerned.… Continue reading

ST 3085

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3085

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 6th December 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All! Whilst reviewing this I thought that there were a large number of (single letter) insertion clues but there were also some great surface readings and the nicely beguiling 5 Down.

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