June 18, 2024 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 3289

Toughie No 3289 by Donnybrook
Hints and tips by ALP

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

I had/have absolutely no idea how to score this for difficulty. It all flew in – the right side in particular – thanks to very fair definitions. But there was quite a bit of reverse-parsing.

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DT 30643

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30643
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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BD Rating – Difficulty **  Enjoyment ***

Another lively start to the day here in Harpenden. Could it be that summer weather has finally come to stay at last.

I suspect that today’s puzzle was reasonably gentle but for whatever reason I seemed to make harder work of it than I normally do with Anthony Plumb’s puzzles.… Continue reading