January 14, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2784

Toughie No 2784 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This seemed a fairly accessible puzzle (for an Elgar!) which I managed in a single sitting, though not within 5* time. Elgar gives us some lovely quirky definitions today, which are underlined as usual.… Continue reading

DT 29884

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29884

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where the sun is trying to break through the early morning mist.

In today’s puzzle 4d was my last one in, and was the only clue that gave me significant difficulty.… Continue reading