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You have reached the world’s biggest and best crossword blog.  If you are looking for help with the Daily and Sunday Telegraph cryptic crosswords, a total of 11 puzzles a week, then you have come to the right place.

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Toughie 1421

Toughie No 1421 by Dada

Hints and tips by Toro

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BD Rating - Difficulty *** - Enjoyment ***/****

I wasn't too taken with this puzzle at first but perked up at some of the clues in the bottom half.

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DT 27841

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27841

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Good morning from a sunny North Devon. I wasn’t overly impressed with this puzzle – there were a few good clues but much of it seemed somewhat mechanical with a number of chestnuts which are way past their sell-by date (e.g.… Read More

DT 27840

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27840

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

A great big 28 across to Big Dave as Big Dave’s Crossword Blog had its twenty millionth hit last night. Yes you read it correctly. The site has been visited over twenty million times.… Read More

Rookie Corner 064

Glastonbury by Beet

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ST 2802 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2802 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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The last couple of days have been somewhat traumatic.  Many thanks to all of you for your forbearance during the problems caused by the total failure of the Sunstorm server at the hosting company. … Read More

Toughie 1420

Toughie No 1420 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Happy Birthday Dad! My father Gerry is visiting me from Holland for a few weeks, and today is his 86th birthday. No doubt he is delighted that I started this special day battling with the Elgar puzzle.… Read More

NTSPP – 281

NTSPP – 281

A crossword by Gazza

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DT 27833

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27833

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Not much to write home about this week – I solved it so quickly that I didn’t really have time to enjoy it. The clues did seem quite pleasant when I wrote the review though.… Read More

DT 27839 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27839 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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DT 27838

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27838

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Edit 27 June 2015. This is the rough version of the hints for 27838 which appeared briefly before the site crashed yesterday. I’m afraid you’ll have to manage without the pictures.… Read More