December 30, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Double Toughie 100012

Christmas Day Double Toughie No 100,012

‘Bubbles’ by Elgar

Hints and Tips by Fred and Ginger


This puzzle was published on Christmas Day 2020

Difficulty ***** Enjoyment *****

Here we go with the 12th annual Elgar Festive Double. Continue reading “Double Toughie 100012”

Toughie 2566

Toughie No 2566 by Django

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This annus horribilis is drawing to a close so may I wish everyone a Safer and Happier 2021.

Thanks to Django for a pretty gentle Toughie. Some of the clues are rather wordy but the wordplay of all is clear and the puzzle has been put together without any obscurities, which earns applause from me.… Continue reading

DT 29559

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29559

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A calm before the storm here as we are expecting lots of family to be arriving soon. They will be with us for a few days over New Year before heading off in various directions. As our borders are effectively closed to overseas tourists at present, locals are being urged to take up the slack.… Continue reading