December 23, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2563

Toughie No 2563 by Serpent

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Serpent always gives us something extra and today he’s excelled by providing a pangram without the single most common letter in English (although its shape does make a few appearances in the grid).… Continue reading

DT 29554

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29554

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Christmas in New Zealand means days at the beach with family, and pohutukawa trees covered in crimson blossom. This picture is how one of ours looks right now. The remains of the flax flower spikes that we mentioned in an earlier blog are in the background too.… Continue reading

ST 3086

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3086

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 13th December 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A nice Sunday puzzle with the sort of difficulty that I expect from Dada these days. My favourite clue was 5d

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