January 6, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2988

Toughie No 2988 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Another near-pangram, no Z. I slowly got through 3 quadrants then came a cropper in NE – took me ages – my last ones in were 6d and 13a (and I’m still not sure I’ve parsed 13a right – PS: I didn’t!… Continue reading

DT 30190

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30190

Hints and tips by Senf

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

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg for what will be my last ‘regular’ Friday back page blog.  When I stepped into the breach four months ago it was on the understanding that I would occupy the ‘chair’ until a permanent occupant could be found. … Continue reading

DT 30185 (full review)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30185

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 31st Dec 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Kolkata. A bit tougher yet entertaining Saturday puzzle from Cephas that I enjoyed solving and thereafter writing a review of the same for your kind reading and important feedback.Continue reading