March 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1369

Toughie No 1369 by MynoT

“You can’t see the join”

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

A typical Tuesday Toughie – not too difficult but sadly lacking in sparkle.

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DT 27763

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27763

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I probably took longer than I should have to solve this puzzle because when I’d finished I couldn’t see why I’d been held up. I put it all down to a night of little sleep including getting up to check that the loud noises from outside were just dustbins and other bits and pieces being blown around rather than my roof being torn off.… Continue reading

DT 27762

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27762

Hints and tips by Miffypops & Macavity

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Today I want to Introduce Macavity who helped a little last week but has provided hints to exactly half of today’s clues. I think Macavity has done very well indeed.… Continue reading

ST 2789 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2789 (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.

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DT 27761 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27761 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday 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 1368

Toughie No 1368 by Osmosis

Rockin ‘n’ Rollin’

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There were rather too many (five of each, highlighted in yellow below) first/last letter constructs to lift the enjoyment level of this otherwise competent puzzle.

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DT 27760

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27760

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs

As usual from Giovanni, one or two words which may widen your vocabulary, but clued in a way that makes them solvable.… Continue reading