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DT 27864

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27864

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning everybody and welcome to today’s edition of Big Dave’s Crossword Blog.

Below are my hints and tips to DT cryptic puzzle No 27,864 which will hopefully help you to solve the clues that you are finding difficult.… Continue reading

ST 2806 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2806 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

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

DT 27863 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27863 (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 1436

Toughie No 1436 by Elkamere

Thank you for the Music

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

At last I get to blog an Elkamere puzzle – I’ve been looking forward to this. I’ve always admired Elkamere’s knack of using hidden and misleading definitions that are nonetheless tight and accurate – so much more satisfying than loose synonyms.… Continue reading

DT 27862

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27862

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

Fans of mechanical puzzles, where you read the clue and then insert the answer, will love this one – but I’m not one of them.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Continue reading

DT 27857

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27857

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on 18th July 2015

Morning All! There were a few clues that annoyed me whilst reviewing this puzzle (I left it unfinished on Saturday and came back to it on Thursday night) . I think that the thoughts were echoed on the day.

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Toughie 1435

Toughie No 1435 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is my first time for blogging a Samuel puzzle. The answers went in fairly easily until I was left with the last few. There were some less familiar terms which caused me problems.… Continue reading

DT 27861

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27861

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***/****Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone. Without any doubt at all this is a Ray T Thursday. I thought it was a fairly tricky one but, as I’ve said lots of times before, I find it really difficult to judge when I know that I’m doing the hints.… Continue reading