Tuesday – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2965

Toughie No 2965 by Robyn

Hints and tips by StephenL

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

Hello everyone from a beautifully sunny South Devon coast.

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DT 30157

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No. 30157
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Twmbarlwm is away from home today so I’m ‘sitting in’ for him.

I thought that this was a fairly typical Tuesday puzzle. Thanks to the setter.

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DT 30151

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30151
Hints and tips by Twmbarlwm

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

Good morning. Perhaps a little tougher than the average back-pager, but chockful of superb clues, elegant deceptions and amusing surfaces. Continue reading “DT 30151”

Toughie No 2957

Toughie No 2957 by Dada

Hints and tips by StephenL

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. Dada kicks off the Toughie week with a fun puzzle which just about hits the Tuesday spot. Very enjoyable. Continue reading “Toughie No 2957”

DT 30145

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30145
Hints and tips by Twmbarlwm

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

Good morning. A very quirky puzzle compared to recent Tuesdays that I’ve covered, with plenty of whimsy and a good deal of amusement. Continue reading “DT 30145”

DT 30139

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30139
Hints and tips by Twmbarlwm

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

Good morning. A small handful of simple clues, some excellent anagrams and a few that needed a lot more thought all added up to a fun solve. Continue reading “DT 30139”

Toughie No 2949

Toughie No 2949 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Stephen L

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

Chalicea gets the Tuesday gig this week, which should please solvers who like a not very tough “Toughie”. Continue reading “Toughie No 2949”

DT 30133

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30133
Hints and tips by Twmbarlwm

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

Good morning. A puzzle that was a joy to solve – a few complexities but not quite *** difficulty, and several delightful examples of wit and originality in the wordplay.… Continue reading