January 10, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2518 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2518 – Hints

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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First a bit of news.  Alexa is the best-known site for ranking websites and today this blog’s rating dipped below 1,000,000 for the first time – 986,285 to be precise.  What this means is that we are in the top million sites in the world!  This is actually a 3-month average, the 7-day and 1-month figures are nearer to 500,000.  Our UK rating, at 20,136, is even better.  Please feel free to add your own review to Alexa – you can access their site by clicking the widget at the bottom of the sidebar.

Today we have another excellent puzzle from Virgilius, but don’t take my word for it – have a go yourself.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle. Five stars if you thought it was great, one if you hated it, four, three or two if it was somewhere in between.

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 Friday, 15th January.

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