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Double Toughie No 100010

Double Toughie No 100010 by Elgar
Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

The puzzle can be found under the Giant General Knowledge menu as No 100,010 and the solution can be found, from Boxing Day, under the Giant General Knowledge menu as No 1,100,010

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Toughie 100010

Toughie No 100010 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Seasonal felicitations to all you lovely setters, bloggers, solvers and lurkers.  I hope you are having the kind of time that you wish.  If not, it’ll be over soon.

Firefly has served up a feast of a puzzle with all the … well, that will become clear.

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DT 100010

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 100010

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello, everyone.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all that.  Today we have been gifted a puzzle that's perfect for a day on which other activities might be competing for your attention.  It's not too taxing, but it's still packed with smiles.  Since there's no newspaper published today, it's an online-only puzzle.  However, readers who usually solve in the newspaper can either register for a free Telegraph account at https://puzzles.telegraph.co.uk where it is today's free puzzle, or try posting a request in the comments below to see if a kind blogger will send it to the email address you used when commenting.

We're still collecting contributions for the upcoming 10th Birthday Bash from site users who would like to share their feelings about what the site has given them, express their thanks and well wishes to BD, etc.  If you haven't done so already, you can click here to leave your contribution.

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Double Toughie 100009

Double Toughie No 100009
Behind You! Behind You!!

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

This puzzle can be found on the puzzles site as Giant General Knowledge No. 100,009 and its solution as Giant General Knowledge number 1,100,009.  This information can be found in the message titled “2017 Christmas Day puzzles and closing dates”. … Continue reading

Toughie 100009

Toughie No 100009 by proXimal

Bah Humbug!

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment *

I feel like Scrooge today.  I usually look forward to the Christmas, online only, Toughie but I found this to be a lack-lustre slog, unlike the Double Toughie which I have completed but am still trying to resolve some of the wordplay (is it me, or is the anagram in 4 Across flawed – I am missing an “O” and have a spare “I”?Continue reading

DT 100009

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 100009

Hints and tips by Father Christmas

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Cor blimey me, as if I aven’t got enough to do this morning after me busiest night of the year. Them reindeer don’t look after themselves you know and Mrs Christmas wants her insatiability sorting if you know what I mean.… Continue reading

ST 100008

Christmas Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 100008

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 25th December

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Perfect Christmas morning entertainment, with some very nice themed clues.   I’m going to select 13a, 4d, 6df and 15d for ‘special mention’

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Double Toughie 100008

Double Toughie No 100008
An Arrangement for 3 and 14 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

The puzzle can be found under the Giant General Knowledge menu as No 100,008 and the solution can be found under the Giant General Knowledge menu as No 1,100,008

From clues to the eight answers entered in cells shaded grey, a consecutive arrangement of the (3-7 inclusive) letters of one member of a thematic octet must be removed before solving.… Continue reading

Toughie 100008

Toughie No 100008 by MynoT

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

 

Mynot provides us with a seasonal offering that won’t delay you long from your  present unwrapping or festive food and drink consumption.  The only chestnuts to be found here are a couple of the old friends of the cryptic crossword solver.  … Continue reading

ST 100008 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 100008 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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An unusually early Christmas lunch, to accommodate Son of BD who is working 2:00 pm till 9:00 pm today, has delayed these hints.

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