December 17, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

NTSPP – 097 (Review)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 097

A Puzzle by Alchemi

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We welcome back Alchemi with a gentle crossword that should not cause anyone too many problems today.  Alchemi’s Guardian roots show with some more libertarian clues such as the use of forerib and legend that have to be split to get the wordplay instructions that you would not find in some crosswords.

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DT 26738 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26738 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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I have added two new entries to The Mine.

Horses and Riders has been a long time in preparation, but is finally available.  What was the name of Napoleon’s horse?  Which horse survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn?  Those questions, and many others, are all answered.

James Bond Movies gives the actors who played Bond, the Villains and the Bond Girls along with information about the theme music, singers and composers.

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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