August 10, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2902

Toughie No 2902 by Stick Insect

Hints and tips by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A nice ‘middle of the week’ Toughie from Stick Insect Continue reading “Toughie 2902”

DT 30062

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30062

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We have visitors staying this week and our crossword solving schedule is somewhat out of kilter. Managed to find enough time for the Wednesday blog though.

Quite tricky in places and a lot of fun right through for us.… Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 27

Sunday Toughie No 27 by Robyn

Review by Sloop John Bee

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This puzzle was published on the 31st of July 2022

I thought I had detected a Space/ Sci-Fi theme, A space probe, a flying saucer, Buck Rogers, along with our usual crossword alien ET were some of the theme. I also thought of  The Mote in God’s Eye a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, that and the twitter meme that the 31st of July was the most likely birthdate of George Jetson fooled me into declaring the theme but Robyn has said otherwise and his word is enough for me. I must have wasted too much time reading Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov et al when I should have been better engaged reading the set texts. C’est la Vie.

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ST 3171 (full review)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3171

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 31st July 2022

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

Greetings from Kolkata. A slightly tougher Sunday puzzle of Dada, but overall an enjoyable one to solve. I now have the pleasure of presenting to you a full review of the same and would be delighted to have your valuable suggestions and comments.Continue reading