Wednesday – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 3222

Toughie No 3222 by Stick Insect

Hints and Tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Toughie Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Stick Insect’s turn to provide the Wednesday Toughie – this one has lots of opportunities to brush up on your knowledge of abbreviations

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DT 30542

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30542

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa
Another beautiful summer day for us here. Just what we need for a painting project that we have on at present. We are tackling it in ‘bite sized pieces’ suitable for painters of advancing years and hope to have family joining us at the weekend, paint brushes in hand, ready to take care of the high and hard to reach bits.… Continue reading

DT 30536

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30536

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa
Its been a somewhat different week for us as I (Colin) had a significant birthday a couple of days ago. As my slightly older brother said, “We probably won’t have many more with a nought in them”. Also learnt from watching The Chase that if I were a Catholic cardinal (which I definitely am not) I would no longer be eligible to vote for a new pope.… Continue reading

DT 30530

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30530

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa
Yesterday was Waitangi Day in New Zealand. A national holiday for everyone and the weather co-operated with fine, warm settled conditions over the whole country. Not that it makes much difference for retired people like us.
A few tricky clues for us in today’s mix and, once again, good fun to solve.… Continue reading

DT 30524

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30524

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Another beautiful summer day here. It is the time for schools to restart for the new academic year so there are probably many school kids who are not so happy to have to return to a classroom instead of another day at the beach.… Continue reading

DT 30518

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30518

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We have been away again for a few days (have to make the most of this summer weather) and have been out of touch with our usual crossword solving habits. Back home now though and the only thing getting in the way for us is our next Covid vaccine booster which we had a couple of hours ago.… Continue reading