January 3, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Centenary Crossword Collection

The Telegraph

Centenary Crossword Collection

100 Landmark Puzzles from the Telegraph’s Archives

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DT 27377

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27377

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

Good morning and Happy New Year from South Staffs on a sunny but windy morning, where the news from Down Under is that England have beaten Australia in a five-day test. (Not cricket, obviously, but another seven-letter word that begins ‘cr’ and ends ‘et’: http://sportsground.co.nz/macrob2014/102593/ )

Thanks to Pommers for standing in while I was away last week. We should have been sailing back from Ireland last Friday, but the ferry was cancelled because of the storms, and we didn’t get home until Sunday.

Giovanni has given us a bit of a workout to start the year with his trademark biblical references and the odd obscure word. Just into *** time for me.

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DT 27372

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27372

A full review by gnomethang

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Afternoon All! A double birthday celebration means I am a bit late with the blog!. I found this a very enjoyable prize puzzle from (I think) Cephas.

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