June 12, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

NTSPP – 018 Review

NTSPP – 018 Review

A puzzle by Tim Moorey

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Big Dave met Tim at the Sloggers and Betters meeting in London a few weeks ago. Out of the blue, Tim submitted a puzzle for the Blog. To have a setter of Tim’s calibre volunteering a puzzle is something of a coup.  They flock to Big Dave’s door these days!

This crossword was joy to solve. It should be well within the abilities of most solvers. The only clue where the wordplay detained me was 9a where the answer was obvious but how you got to it was not. Many thanks to Big Dave for putting me on the straight and narrow. Thanks too to Tim for the crossword.

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NTSPP – 018 Comments

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 018

A Puzzle by Tim Moorey

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Welcome to the eighteenth in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we are fortunate to have a puzzle from Tim Moorey.  Tim is a crossword setter for the Sunday Times, The Week and others.  He is the author of How to Master The Times Crossword, published by HarperCollins, and a consultant for Chambers Crossword Dictionary.

An experienced adult tutor, he is a sought after speaker on crosswords, for example being on the WI speaker panels for Surrey, Kent and Essex.  You can read more about his Crossword Workshops here or visit his website here.

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DT 26265 – Hints

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26265 – Hints

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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A few hints to get you started

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. A full review of this puzzle will be published on Thursday, 17th June.

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