Dada – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2370

Toughie No 2370 by Dada

Hints and tips by Big Dave

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

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

Yet another Tuesday Toughie that could not be described as fluffy! I enjoyed this puzzle, and found it to be very fair – I even forgave the slightly dubious definition, “nutritionally, something for youth, it’s said“, of 28 across. Continue reading “Toughie 2370”

Toughie 2355

Toughie No 2355 by Dada

Hints and tips by Big Dave

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

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

I made slow progress getting into this puzzle, although on looking back it is difficult to see why. It is certainly not one of the usual fluffy Tuesday Toughies. Continue reading “Toughie 2355”

Toughie 2335

Toughie No 2335 by Dada

Hints and tips by Big Dave

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Dada occupies the Tuesday Toughie slot this week with a fairly easy puzzle. I did have to look up the flowers in 13 Across, but the wordplay led straightforwardly to the answer. Continue reading “Toughie 2335”

Toughie 2295

Toughie No 2295 by Dada

Hints and tips by Big Dave

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

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

The days of Fluffy Tuesdays seem to be history. While not the toughest of puzzles, this one was certainly challenging. Continue reading “Toughie 2295”

Toughie 2279

Toughie No 2279 by Dada

Hints and tips by Big Dave

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Why do setters use words like river, author etc. as definitions where there are thousands of possible answers? For me this puzzle was spoiled by an excess of General Knowledge, hence the reduction in enjoyment rating from four to two stars. Continue reading “Toughie 2279”

Toughie 2223

Toughie No 2223 by Dada

Hints and tips by Big Dave

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kitty is unavailable today, so she has missed this excellent puzzle from Dada, which includes 12 Across, a clue that could have been written especially for her. Continue reading “Toughie 2223”

Toughie 2207

Toughie No 2207 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

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

 

Hello everybody.  Thanks to Dada for today’s Toughie, which took me a little longer than his usually do (though that could be down to solving redonculously early in the morning before work).  I’ll be interested to hear what you awake people thought of it!

Continue reading “Toughie 2207”