November 13, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

NTSPP – 040 (Review)

Not The Saturday Prize Puzzle – 040

A puzzle by Bufo

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A highly enjoyable puzzle from Bufo this week with a special message around the perimeter for Tilsit who is recovering from major surgery.  For those who want to read the message it is:

{BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY}

All of us endorse the message and it is good to hear Tilsit sounding so lively on his blog.

The puzzle itself contained several new words for me though with all credit to Bufo, the more unusual words were clearly clued.  A lot of the clues included charades though as these were combined with other wordplay elements, the puzzle did not feel unbalanced.

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NTSPP – 040 (Comments)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 040

For Tilsit from Bufo

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Welcome to the fortieth in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week Bufo has compiled a puzzle which incorporates a special message for Tilsit who is currently recovering from major surgery.

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DT 26397 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26397 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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

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