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Toughie 2572

Toughie No 2572 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A very nice puzzle, I thought, with a good variety of clues and, of course, precise as always

A pangram but for the K. Hm. I bet Osmosis is chuckling.… Continue reading

DT 29567

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29567

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where we start the day with a light dusting of snow.

It took me a while to get started on today’s puzzle, but once a few checkers were in, things began to flow more smoothly.… Continue reading

Toughie 2571

Toughie no 2571 by proXimal

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

An enjoyable and solver-friendly Toughie from proXimal. I did search for a pangram as the grid is one of his ‘usual’ ones where the Xs appear in the black squares but the solutions are also missing a Z so just an ‘ordinary’ crossword this time

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Continue reading

Toughie 2570

Toughie No 2570 by Stick Insect

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Thanks to Stick Insect for a pangram which didn’t present too many problems.

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DT 29565

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29565

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

All the family have now moved on to do various energetic summer holiday activities so it is just the two us at home again. Still many holiday makers in the area though and we have been having much more settled weather here than in much of the country.… Continue reading

ST 3088

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3088

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 27th December 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A fairly standard Sunday puzzle with a nice mix of clues and nothing to frazzle the brain cells after Christmas. Continue reading “ST 3088”

Toughie 2569

Toughie No 2569 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

Good morning from locked down Barrel where life is similar to the unrestricted Barrel. Not a lot going on around here. It’s sharp and sunny though which is better than grey and dreary.… Continue reading

DT 29564

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29564

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty * Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and Happy New Year.  When it comes to Tuesday crosswords, 2021 has picked up where 2020 left off. This week's offering was another single pass solve, with well-crafted clues again boosting the enjoyment factor. I do hope that our compiler drops in later.  Continue reading "DT 29564"

DT 29563

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29563

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa, where we are into the second week of Lockdown 2.0. At the time it was imposed, Ottawa was an oasis of low infection amidst a sea of contagion and many questioned the need for the city to be subjected to these measures and were calling for at least an early end to the lockdown.… Continue reading

Toughie 2568

Toughie No 2568 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A nicely themed and not-insanely-difficult puzzle for today, including a Nina confirming Elgar’s state of mind. I wish every one of you the very best for 2021

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