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Toughie 2908

Toughie No 2908 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

In retrospect this all looks reasonable, but I struggled to the point where it started affecting my enjoyment. Again, Osmosis omits many letters of the alphabet from the grid.… Continue reading

DT 30070

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30070

Hints and tips by Sloop John Bee

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

Good Morning from North Yorkshire. Deep Threat is otherwise engaged today. I am back for another go at the Friday back pager. I continue to enjoy writing hinty blogs and hope to see some of you next on a Sunday Toughie.Continue reading

DT 30065 (full review)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30065

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 13th Aug 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Kolkata. Once again, a friendly and straightforward Saturday puzzle from Cephas that I enjoyed solving and thereafter writing a review of the same for your kind perusal and valuable feedback.Continue reading

Toughie 2907

Toughie No 2907 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Thanks to Firefly for a pleasant Thursday Toughie. There are two words that I didn’t know which made me add an extra half-star for difficulty.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of the puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 30069

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30069

Hints and tips by StephenL

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

Good morning everyone from a sunny South Devon coast where the water was calm and warm for my early sea swim.

Our esteemed setter has given us what I thought was a corker of a puzzle, I had to work quite hard to get an unaided finish, which only added to the enjoyment.… Continue reading

DT 30068

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30068

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Truffles. About a year ago at a family gathering we happened to mention that we had never knowingly tasted truffles. Our son Nick stored this information in his mind and has been on the lookout ever since. On Saturday, recently returned from a trip to Christchurch, he arrived at our place with a small glass jar containing a fresh black truffle about the size of a thumbnail, sitting in a little nest of rice which acts as a desiccant.… Continue reading

ST 3172 (full review)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3172

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 7th August 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A typical Dada Sunday crossword Continue reading “ST 3172 (full review)”