StephenL – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2853

Toughie No 2853 by Dada
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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

Good afternoon to everyone from a cloudy South Devon. Not my favourite Dada puzzle today, I have to say, a bit general knowledge heavy and a few too many double definitions for my liking but as ever with this setter lots to like too.

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DT 29985

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29985

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone from a pleasantly warm South Devon. Our esteemed setter has given us another not too difficult fun puzzle that all went in smoothly for me Continue reading “DT 29985”

Toughie 2845

Toughie No 2845 by Donnybrook

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

Hello everyone from a sunny and warm South Devon coast.
Maybe because I had a few other things to do I found today’s Donnybrook at the trickier end of the Tuesday spectrum, Continue reading “Toughie 2845”

DT 29973

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29973
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BD Rating – Difficulty **/***Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone from South Devon. After last Thursday’s appearance of Mr T, I wasn’t expecting to see him gracing our “pages” today but there’s no doubt that this is one of his. Continue reading “DT 29973”

DT 29961

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29961
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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone from the South Devon coast.
After last fortnight’s minor “tremor” when we had a different setter it appears normal service has been resumed with, I’m pretty sure, the return of Mr T who has given us a fun puzzle with one or two real smile inducing clues. Continue reading “DT 29961”

Toughie 2829

Toughie No 2829 by Serpent
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment****

Hello everyone from a bright South Devon coast.
Today I have the great pleasure of blogging a very fine puzzle from Serpent for the first time.

Maybe a little tough for Tuesday, I only fully appreciated the skill and wit while doing the hints.… Continue reading

DT 29949

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29949

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

Good morning everyone from a sunny deepest Devon.
If, like me, you rose this morning bright eyed and bushy tailed and with a spring in your step anticipating your fortnightly challenge with Mr T then you’re going to be a bit disappointed as I’m pretty sure this is not his work. Continue reading “DT 29949”

Toughie 2821

Toughie No 2821 by Robyn
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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****/*****

Hello everyone from a blue skies South Devon. Today I have the great pleasure of blogging a puzzle from Robyn for the first time. No Tuesday Floughie but all fairly and craftily clued as we’ve come to expect from this setter. Continue reading “Toughie 2821”

DT 29937

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29937

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

Good morning from a bright and sunny South Devon where there’s definitely a Spring like feel in the air. Today our esteemed setter has given us a puzzle to hopefully put a spring in the steps of all. Continue reading “DT 29937”