April 9, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2624

Toughie No 2624 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A good challenge From Elgar with plenty of entry points and a few laughs

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Across

1a    Overthrow personal challenge that’s put forward (4,4)
BEAR DOWN: A 3-letter word meaning personal, with a word meaning to challenge or to oppose resolutely coming first (that’s put forward)

5a    The collective IQ’s not high, for starters (3,3)
DIM SUM: Read differently, the answer could be a stupid total

10a    The cut does individually supply a fair return?… Continue reading

DT 29645

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29645

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a drizzly Friday.

For me, this was easier than some recent Friday puzzles, once the penny had dropped on some of the quirkier clues.… Continue reading

DT 29640

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29640

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 3rd April 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Saturday Prize Puzzles don’t get much more straightforward than this one from Chalicea Continue reading “DT 29640”