February 3, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2586

Toughie No 2586 by Stick Insect

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Stick Insect hasn’t just given us a pangram today, he’s given us a double pangram. Achieving that without having to resort to obscure words is impressive so thanks to him.… Continue reading

DT 29589

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29589

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Congratulations Jay. We learnt in the latest Telegraph Puzzles Newsletter that our regular Wednesday setter has reached the amazing milestone of 1000 (yes, one thousand) Cryptic crosswords compiled for The Telegraph. To have managed this and kept up his high standard of clue writing is a real achievement.… Continue reading

ST 3092

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3092

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 24th January 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A couple of clues held me up (notably 1 Across!) which put this in to tw0-star territory but it contained the usual solid and occasionally whimsical clueing from Mr Halpern..

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