June 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 27841

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27841

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Good morning from a sunny North Devon. I wasn’t overly impressed with this puzzle – there were a few good clues but much of it seemed somewhat mechanical with a number of chestnuts which are way past their sell-by date (e.g.… Continue reading

DT 27840

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27840

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

A great big 28 across to Big Dave as Big Dave’s Crossword Blog had its twenty millionth hit last night. Yes you read it correctly. The site has been visited over twenty million times.… Continue reading

ST 2802 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2802 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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The last couple of days have been somewhat traumatic.  Many thanks to all of you for your forbearance during the problems caused by the total failure of the Sunstorm server at the hosting company. … Continue reading

DT 27839 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27839 (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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Site Problems

A major server failure at the company that hosts this blog meant that access to the blog was unavailable for most of yesterday (Friday 26 June).  Although the site has been moved to a new server, access is still intermittent and anything that was posted on the blog yesterday was lost during the backup procedure.

The hosting company is working to resolve the problems.  … Continue reading

Toughie 1420

Toughie No 1420 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Happy Birthday Dad! My father Gerry is visiting me from Holland for a few weeks, and today is his 86th birthday. No doubt he is delighted that I started this special day battling with the Elgar puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 27838

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27838

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Edit 27 June 2015. This is the rough version of the hints for 27838 which appeared briefly before the site crashed yesterday. I’m afraid you’ll have to manage without the pictures.… Continue reading