December 2021 – Page 8 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2760

Toughie No 2760 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

There is a Nina, explained in a message from Elgar below. Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. I’m off to Edinburgh today to visit my son at University, please forgive any lack of response.… Continue reading

DT 29849

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29849

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a damp, grey December morning.

I thought today’s puzzle was about average for a Friday, though some stretched synonyms in the wordplay held me up at times.… Continue reading

Toughie 2759

Toughie No 2759 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

It’s a pleasure to get a visit from Silvanus to Thursday Toughie territory. This one is not too tricky but very entertaining.

Thanks to Silvanus.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of the puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 29848

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29848

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the lobby of The Imperial Hotel Blackpool. Surely the coldest and windiest place on planet earth. Blackpool that is, not the hotel lobby. Continue reading “DT 29848”

DT 29847

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29847

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

This morning on our walk we encountered five families of Canada geese with all their goslings in tow. They must have been nesting somewhere up-river from us and decided to combine forces to have a joint picnic outing. Don’t recall having seen goslings here before.… Continue reading

ST 3135

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3135

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 21st Nov 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. Heartiest congratulations to Dada for having successfully completed three long years of Sunday puzzle-setting. My best wishes to him for his endeavours in the years ahead.… Continue reading