June 6, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 25948 – Hints

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25948 – Hints

Selected hints by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

I really enjoyed this Saturday puzzle, and I hope that those girls and boys names and obscure towns are gone forever.

There is an expectation that the Saturday prize puzzle will be more difficult than the weekday ones, but this has certainly not been the case in the Telegraph in recent years.  Being cynical, I suspect that this is a marketing ploy designed to sell more copies of the newspaper!

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.  Peter Biddlecombe’s full review of this puzzle will be published at 12.00 on Thursday, 11th June.

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