August 27, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2704

Toughie No 2704 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

17d was included as a reference to Elgar’s Telegraph Toughie number 181 – not that anyone would be expected to notice that. I was specifically asked not to mention this to Gazza, so let’s not tell him.Continue reading

DT 29765

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29765

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. My thanks to LetterboxRoy for filling in last week while I was otherwise engaged.

Something of a mixture this morning, with some easy clues to get you started, and others which are more convoluted, and in some cases I’m not convinced that the parsing works properly.… Continue reading

DT 29760

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29760

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 21st August 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A Saturday Prize Puzzle where the bottom half was a lot trickier than the top. Continue reading “DT 29760”