June 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 27529

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27529

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

A very good morning to you all. This very nice Rufus puzzle is dedicated to Charlie who died on Friday afternoon after spending his last eight years with us. Having had cats for all of my life, Charlie was the best by miles. So intelligent and playful. He was so cool when attacked by dogs. He just sat there and with perfect timing pawed them away at the last moment. His attitude was “you start it, I will finish it” delivered with a bored yawn. We miss you Charlie. God bless.

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DT 27528 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27528 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Crossword Club

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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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Toughie 1213

Toughie No 1213 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

Greetings from Milton Keynes! I’ve survived a horrendous journey down including being stuck in a Portaloo for an hour at Leicester Forest East Service Area and having to be rescued by the Fire Brigade!

I’m at the Open University Students’ Association Conference and am running the Quiet Quiz on Saturday evening as opposed to the Noisy One with balloons and foam!

Osmosis is here today with a puzzle that was tough to solve, but unlike other Friday Toughies, it was pleasant without setting the world on fire. I know our setter likes to make things complicated but sometimes it feels unnecessarily so – 28 across is an example.

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DT 27527

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27527

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a very wet Friday. Thanks to Gazza for covering last week while I was driving back through France.

A couple of obscurities from the Don this week, plus a glancing reference to Wimbledon.

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DT 27522

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27522

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 21st June 2014

Definitely a curate’s egg for me. Some lovely clues and others that I thought were very unfair to non UK based solvers. OK for all but a Prixe Puzzle.

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