2919 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2919

Toughie No 2919 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Many thanks to proXimal for today’s workout.

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Across Clues

7a Vulgar female dismissed by Nemo, perhaps (8)
CLOWNISH: start with the type of creature that Nemo is in the animated Disney film (Clownfish) and remove the abbreviation for female.… Continue reading

ST 2919

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2919

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 1st October 2017

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

A nice diversion on a gloomy drizzly Sunday – I’m torn between 8d and 21d as to which should be top favourite, but really any of the clues could have been on the leader board

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ST 2920 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2920 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where last week I had my flu shot, and it worked, this week I had the flu; hot toddies and ‘stuff’ from the pharmacy appear to have worked, but, as a precaution I will continue with the hot toddies for a few more days. … Continue reading

ST 2919 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2919 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where it is beginning to be quite autumnal, the wind blowing the leaves off the trees and zero degrees to start the day on Friday.

Virgilius in a benevolently tricky frame of mind today, there were two clues that were holding out on me, with some misdirection and obfuscation giving us another very enjoyable puzzle, the usual handful of anagrams, a homophone (we haven’t had one of those for a while), and a lurker – all in 28 clues.… Continue reading