Dada – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 3301

Toughie No 3301 by Dada
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****/*****

By Timothy, Dada has some bite today. I wasn’t helped by the customary Telegraph tech muppetry that meant I had to type in all the clues rather than cut and paste, which put me in a foul mood.… Continue reading

Toughie 3277

Toughie No 3277 by Dada
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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***/****

This was jolly: a fun, albeit slightly odd, mix of gimmes and chew. And some novelty (21a!) too. As ever, I had no idea how to rate this for difficulty.

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Toughie 3261

Toughie No 3261 by Dada
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BD Rating – Difficulty */** Enjoyment ****

I don’t know whether it’s holiday brain or the shock of realising that I’m no more sensible on a Turkish moped than I was aged 16 but I made (quite unnecessarily) heavy weather of this to start.… Continue reading

Toughie 3241

Toughie No 3241 by Dada
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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

I’ve just been tutted in the street. Tutted! For cheerily whistling to myself. Was it you, Jane?! Now, I’m far from perfect (you’ll all be astonished to hear this, I know).… Continue reading

Toughie 3225

Toughie No 3225 by Dada

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ****

After another lamentable weekend of English sport I find myself sorely tempted to follow something we’re actually good at. Like queuing. Thank goodness, then, for this crossword: deep, deep peace after all that miserable hurly-burly.

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Toughie 3213

Toughie No 3213 by Dada

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

After making it abundantly clear in yesterday’s Rookie Corner that I have absolutely no right to comment on a pro’s (or anyone’s) puzzle I am, of course, going to do just that!… Continue reading