August 16, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2809 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2809 (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

MPP 039 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 039

August 2015

A puzzle by Radler

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A particularly difficult challenge from Radler for the August MPP slot –   I am not alone in the view that, if he hadn’t made the misprinted words bold, it would have been impossible to solve the puzzle

Take all the ‘changed’ letters – I A M O F A L L I S U R V E Y and if you know The Solitude of Alexander Selkirk you will know that the solution to 17a MONARCH is the missing word you needed to put on the entry form for the August competition.  … Continue reading