Hello again. This Jumbo I thought was fairly easy, with no nho’s at all, and a steady solve in under an hour. What did you think? Please, do feel free to ask questions or comment … Read more “Times Cryptic Jumbo 1643 – 11 November 2023”
I found this Jumbo a bit tricky in parts, taking just over an hour to complete.
This was a toughie but goodie. I was diverted for well over an hour solving and parsing everything.
Hi everyone. This was a confidence booster as despite a few unknowns or barely-knowns I found everything provided to enable me to enter it all in reasonable confidence – and in very reasonable time (for me) of under 40 minutes too. Thanks setter!
An enjoyable Jumbo solved over two sessions with only a couple of unknown words or meanings.
Definitely on the easier side, this one. I had it all done and dusted inside 30 minutes, very unusual for me even to get it all done in one session, never mind as quickly as … Read more “Times Cryptic Jumbo 1638 – 7 October 2023”
This entertaining Jumbo was cracked in a slow-quick-slow manner finishing in the NW corner.
I’d put this on the harder side of average, taking 50 minutes to sort everything out. There were a few quiblettes / minor eyebrow raisers but nothing too heinous.
Hello everyone. Sorry this blog is a little late.
There are some touches here I thought really neat, for example the exchange at meeting in 33d. Lots of cryptic definitions, a couple of cocktails (an alternative drink is available in 41d) and a party or two to enjoy. Thanks setter!
Solving time: 40 minutes.