February 2015 – Page 2 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1349

Toughie No 1349 by Warbler

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BD Rating - Difficulty */** - Enjoyment ***

An enjoyable Tuesday-level puzzle from Warbler, not taxing but with a few uncommon words and uses. I like her attention to surface readings.

Do let us know how you got on and what you thought. First-time commenters welcome!

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DT 27733

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27733

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Well, last Tuesday’s plea for the setter to reveal his or her identity fell on deaf ears. Today’s puzzle has a different feel so perhaps we’ll be lucky this week.… Continue reading

DT 27732

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27732

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good Day to one and all. Today’s puzzle is a little cracker which I enjoyed very much. 10 across has had me smiling since I solved it. The sun is shining here in Downtown L I but the temperature is not high.… Continue reading

MPP 033 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 033

February 2015

Mousetrap – A puzzle by Prolixic

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Prolixic returns to the MPP slot, this time with a puzzle that required you to have heard of the game Mousetrap.   People like me who had played the game were at a distinct advantage when finding the nine component parts of the game hidden in the solutions to the puzzle.… Continue reading

ST 2784 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2784 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a number of the more difficult clues and provide hints for them.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 27731 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27731 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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Today is your last chance to enter our February Prize Puzzle

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 1348

Toughie No 1348 by Notabilis

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

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

At least I had one Telegraph puzzle to enjoy today, and, what’s more, I have been able to enjoy it twice – once when solving and again when writing this review.… Continue reading

DT 27730

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27730

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where there’s a reasonably bright statrt to the day – barring the news from the land of the 2Kiwis, which we won’t talk about…

The top end of ** for me this week, but those allergic to religious terminology may find it more difficult.… Continue reading