Kcit – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2755

Toughie No 2755 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Kcit has given us a fairly gentle Toughie today with a minimal number of anagrams (it actually took me slightly less time than the Ray T back-pager). I thought it slightly odd that the crossing answers 10a and 4d use variations of the same word.… Continue reading

Toughie 2727

Toughie No 2727 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

It’s Kcit’s turn today – thanks to him.

There’s nothing very obscure here (good) and the wordplay is all very fair but I did find a lot of clues were a bit repetitive with lots of little bits to be assembled and not a lot of laughs.… Continue reading

Toughie 2707

Toughie No 2707 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

We have another gloomy day in North Devon but at least it’s not raining. I thought that this was a fairly tricky midweek Toughie with a few head-scratching moments but no really long hold-ups.… Continue reading

Toughie 2687

Toughie No 2687 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I made harder work of this than I should have (which I put down to watching the Olympics at the same time as solving). A lot of the clues did seem rather ‘samey’ and 17 out of the 30 clues require us to insert or delete a single letter.… Continue reading