Cambridge S & B (2015) – Update

A message from Sil van den Hoek:

For those who missed or forgot about the pre-announcement last December, this is a reminder that there will be a Sloggers & Betters event in Cambridge on Saturday 25 April.

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Welcome

Welcome to Big Dave’s Crossword Blog

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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 1370

Toughie No 1370 by Shamus

Here’s Looking at You, Kid

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I found most of this fairly straightforward and I would have given it ** for difficulty but then I was held up by my final clue 9d, a phrase I didn’t know, so it merited an extra *.… Read More

DT 27764

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27764

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. We thought last week’s greeting worked rather well so have used it again this week. Today is a glorious Autumn day. Slightly crispy and misty first thing this morning, but now it is beautifully clear, calm and sunny.
Nice stuff from Jay once again, not too tricky.

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Toughie 1369

Toughie No 1369 by MynoT

“You can’t see the join”

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

A typical Tuesday Toughie – not too difficult but sadly lacking in sparkle.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. You can also add your assessment by selecting from one to five stars at the bottom of the post.… Read More

DT 27763

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27763

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I probably took longer than I should have to solve this puzzle because when I’d finished I couldn’t see why I’d been held up. I put it all down to a night of little sleep including getting up to check that the loud noises from outside were just dustbins and other bits and pieces being blown around rather than my roof being torn off.… Read More

DT 27762

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27762

Hints and tips by Miffypops & Macavity

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Today I want to Introduce Macavity who helped a little last week but has provided hints to exactly half of today’s clues. I think Macavity has done very well indeed.… Read More

Rookie Corner 051

A Puzzle by Unable Panda

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ST 2789 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2789 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a number of the more difficult clues and provide hints for them.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Read More

NTSPP – 268

NTSPP – 268

A Puzzle by Toro

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DT 27761 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27761 (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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