January 20, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2578

Toughie No 2578 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

The run of gentle Wednesday Toughies has been brought to an end by this one requiring quite a lot of looking up – my copy of the BRB, already tatty, is now in danger of falling to pieces.… Continue reading

DT 29577

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29577

Hints and tips by Rahmat Ali

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

Rahmat Ali has provided reviews for two of last year’s MPP puzzles, but this is his first time in the hot seat. BD


Greetings from Kolkata, the City of Joy and a Happy, Healthy and Harmless New Year 2021 – a year having both the concatenation of consecutive integers 20 and 21 and the product of two consecutive primes 43 and 47. Happy, exciting, adventurous and memorable holidays to the 2Kiwis. This is my first venture at the Hints and Tips and I have the pleasure of writing the same for this Wednesday, so I may please be enlightened if there happen to be any error. In the hints below, the underlining identifies the precise definitions and cryptic definitions, with indicators wherever required.
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