March 19, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

NTSPP – 058 (Review) ~ Posted on

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 058

A puzzle by Radler

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Welcome back to Radler with another of his tricky but rewarding puzzles.  I found this one took longer to solve than normal.  In part this was because the device of having a central isolated grid meant that the grid was cornery and meant it was more difficult to get cross-checking letters.

Radler’s puzzles are at the more difficult end of the NTSPP spectrum.  Although there is come complex wordplay in the clues, looking through them, there are some straightforward ones as well.  Maybe one of the reasons that they are more difficult to solve is that you are never quite sure which is a straightforward clue and which is a complex one!

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NTSPP – 058 (Comments) ~ Posted on

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 058

A puzzle by Radler

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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This puzzle from Radler lacks his usual trademark theme, but has a puzzle within a puzzle.  Solve the outer puzzle first and then the clues for the inner puzzle can be constructed.

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DT 26504 (Hints) ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26504 (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.  I’m feeling generous this morning so there are a few more than usual!

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