June 15, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2870

Toughie No 2870 by Stick Insect
Hints and tips by Tilsit
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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment *****

Greetings from the Warrington tropics!
I’m holding the fort for our Lovely Crypticsue who is meandering around the Emerald Isle for a few more days and will be back for the weekend.… Continue reading

DT 30014

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30014

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We have had horrendous weather this last week. A series of frontal systems have followed each other bringing strong winds, thunder storms, lots of rain and heavy snow in some areas (though not for us). It has just gone on and on and everyone is heartily sick of it.… Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 19

Sunday Toughie No 19 by Robyn

Review by Sloop John Bee

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This puzzle was published on the 5th of June 2022

I think that was my first Nina to blog, and I missed it! But Mustafa and the rest of the commentariat spotted it. 10a, 24a, 13d and 15d provide a nice little PROFIT MARGIN. It might explain why I got my TEN flipped confused with my Net in 30,010 recently or at least that’s my excuse. Thanks to all who stepped in to help, I am sure I will need it again soon. Here we go with the latest guesses from the BeeHive.

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ST 3163 (full review)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3163

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 5th June 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. Dada has offered us a very gentle Sunday puzzle that was thoroughly enjoyable and I now present to you a full review of the same for your perusal and would be enlightened and delighted to have your precious feedback.Continue reading