Toughie 1761

Toughie No 1761 by Dada

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

This is a very enjoyable puzzle from Dada – as usual the tricky bit with many of his clues is to isolate the definition.

I didn’t notice it so much when solving the puzzle but writing the hints brought home to me how many of the clues involve an insertion/container construct – exactly half of the 28.… Read More

DT 28351

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28351

Hints and tips by KiwiColin

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
The komplication with the Ks kontinues. Yesterday we had a different 2Ks writing the blog and today we just have 1K instead of the normal twosome.… Read More

Toughie 1760

Toughie No 1760 by Busman

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

On this special day Kitty is canoodling on the other side, so I’m filling in here. We have a very pleasant crossword offering brandy and more than one port.… Read More

DT 28350

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28350

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty & Kitty

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

 

Hello everyone, with love on this feast day.  Kitties love a feast, but though we are usually separated by a mere ocean, today we find the Earth’s core itself between us. … Read More

DT 28349

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28349

Hints and tips by meteoric Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from the heart of Downtown LI where life is getting back to normal after the great party that followed England’s comfortable win against Wales on Saturday.… Read More

Rookie Corner – 149

A Puzzle by AKMild

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ST 2886 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2886 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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Good Sunday morning from Winnipeg. Having sunk well into the deep freeze in the middle of the week just gone by with more snow, and highs around -20C (-30C with wind chill), 10C below seasonal normal (whatever that means), we are supposed to reach a balmy -2C today (8C above seasonal normal). … Read More

NTSPP – 366

NTSPP – 366

A Puzzle by Gazza

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DT 28348 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28348 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.  I’ll try to add some pictures later [now added  BD], but it’s a busy day at BD Towers as it is Mrs BD’s birthday.

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Toughie 1759

Toughie No 1759 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Today we have Elgar’s toughie number 115 and accordingly the puzzle contains a number of related connections, as with his last four puzzles here. I found this difficult but immensely satisfying, and I enjoyed unravelling the theme.… Read More