April 21, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2630

Toughie No 2630 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

A typical Giovanni Toughie – Continue reading “Toughie 2630”

DT 29655

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29655

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

  The big news here this week has been the opening of the trans-Tasman travel bubble. This means that people can once again travel in either direction between Australia and New Zealand without any requirement for 2 weeks quarantine. A big step back towards normality and has made the tourist sector in NZ, which has been severely affected by restrictions, breathe a sigh of relief.… Continue reading

ST 3103

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3103

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 11th April 2021

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

Greetings from Kolkata. I now have the pleasure of writing the review for a puzzle of the Sunday Telegraph. While going through 12a, I really started looking back to the good old days of my childhood of 1967 when I got double promotion to a higher class for the second time. The new books had already been bought when, one day, within the first week of the commencement of our class, I was taken from my class on the ground floor to a room on the first floor where Mrs. Wainwright, our School Principal, began to put me to various types of tests and from there, after some time, I was taken to Class II on the first floor itself. A new list of books to be purchased was handed over to me. But I did not discard my previous English book. It had the rhyme, “Jack Sprat could eat no fat. His wife could eat no lean …” with a big cartoon showing a lean Jack Sprat pushing a cart in which his fatty wife with chubby cheeks, occupying almost the entire space, sat facing him. At home, I used to open that book quite often to have a glimpse of those ‘strange’ chubby cheeks. Continue reading “ST 3103”