January 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Solve Three Clues and Win a Gift Voucher

Solve Three Clues and Win a Gift Voucher

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Many of you will be aware of Shuchi’s wonderful Crossword Unclued site.  Between now and Saturday, she is running a competition where all you need to do to have a chance of winning a gift voucher is to solve and annotate three clues.

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ST 2675

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2675

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Late again!. Another fine puzzle from Virgilius this week – not too taxing but the usual misleading surface readings.

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Toughie 919

Toughie No 919 by Giovanni

Time for a do-si-do??

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A medium level toughie from Giovanni today, with a couple of nice surface readings, and at least one clue  where  explaining the wordplay took longer than the solving process.

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DT 27088

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27088

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Started off quite smoothly but then slowed down very fast with 4 answers to go.  Almost had to get help for the last of the last, but the answer suddenly occurred to me, and later on, the explanation.  Therefore at least a 3* for difficulty and another 3 for enjoyment.  Thanks to setter, and if it is Jay, it’s slightly more difficult than his usual.

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DT 27087

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27087

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a grey South Staffs, where it’s considerably warmer than it was last week.

There’s a mini-theme of the Wild West in the top half of today’s puzzle, plus one or two items which have featured in the last few Tuesday crosswords.

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DT 27086

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27086

Hints and tips by Libellule

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ***

Those of you who like anagrams are in for a treat, about a third of this crossword consists of anagrams of one type or another. Otherwise a nice gentle straightforward solve to start the week.

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Four Today!

Big Dave’s Crossword Blog celebrates its fourth birthday today!

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It really doesn’t seem like four years since I set up this blog, with the first post published on the following day.  Records continue to be broken and the average number of pageviews now exceeds 10,000.

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