October 10, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Could you have been a codebreaker at Bletchley Park? ~ Posted on

The Daily Telegraph’s cryptic crossword on January 13 1942 played a crucial role in helping the Allies win the Second World War. If you can solve it in 12 minutes, you could have helped crack the Enigma code.

You can read all about it, and have a go at the puzzle yourself, here.

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Toughie 1273 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1273 by Micawber

Fried Mutton and Chips?

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

Micawber makes a rare visit on a Friday and although the puzzle doesn’t qualify as a fiendish Friday fight it is chock full of his usual humour and is thoroughly enjoyable. I loved it.
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DT 27617 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27617

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where the sun is just coming up as I write this.

Giovanni has given us his trademark religious and classical references, unusual words and the odd Shakespearean reference this morning.

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DT 27612 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27612

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 4th October 2014

Morning All!. A puzzle that I really enjoyed. There were a few clues that caused a bit of trouble but the penny drop moments were well worth the effort.

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