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DT 29586

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29586

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This puzzle was published on 30th January 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This had the feeling of a different setter to ‘usual’ – old friends, lots of anagrams and insertions and a couple of definitions to make you think

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Toughie 2587

 

Toughie No 2587 by Serpent

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

You can usually rely on Serpent to give us both a proper Toughie and a Nina and that’s definitely the case today. Continue reading “Toughie 2587”

DT 29580

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29580

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This puzzle was published on 23rd January 2021

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

The trickiest Saturday Prize Puzzle for some considerable time, well I thought so anyway. Continue reading “DT 29580”

Toughie 2583

Toughie No 2583 by Beam

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This crossword would have fitted very nicely on the back page of a Thursday edition of the Daily Telegraph, so, for me anyway, it doesn’t quite make it onto the Toughie spectrum. Continue reading “Toughie 2583”

ST 3091

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3091

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This puzzle was published on 17th January 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Dada in top form with a  nice mix of clue types – for a change he only has three clues requiring something to be inserted into another word.… Continue reading

DT 29574

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29574

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This puzzle was published on 16th January 2021

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

A crossword which reminded me of how Saturdays used to be, a fact confirmed when Cephas turned up to acknowledge the comments on his crossword.… Continue reading

Toughie 2579

Toughie No 2579 by Firefly

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

A proper Toughie and the most fun I’ve had solving a crossword for some time, but then I’m a fan of strange and wonderful words – I did know them all and the other things I’m sure some commenters will refer to as obscurities.… Continue reading