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

DT 27944

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27944

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Now that most of you have put your clocks back, we have to wait an extra hour before we can start on our blog. In our winter we access it at 11am, then we have a month or so with noon, and from now on right through our summer we have to wait patiently for 1pm. If we looked hard enough we could probably find there is a quote somewhere about the enhanced pleasure of delayed gratification. We always find Jay puzzles a pleasure to solve so we will enjoy this enhanced pleasure and give it **** for fun. Continue reading “DT 27944”

Toughie 1489

Toughie No 1489 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Toro

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

MynoT makes a rare but most welcome Tuesday appearance with a satisfying puzzle that tested and expanded my vocabulary.

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DT 27943

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27943

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty */**Enjoyment **

Thanks to BD for stepping in at short notice to produce last Tuesday’s blog. I don’t usually like to be an early adopter but I thought that it was safe enough to upgrade to BT’s Infinity product since apparently it now covers over 80% of the UK.… Continue reading

DT 27942

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27942

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 brought to you by Miffypops.

Below are my hints and tips to DT cryptic puzzle No 27,942 which will hopefully help you to solve the clues that you are finding difficult.… Continue reading

ST 2819 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2819 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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Morning All

Thanks to Crypticsue for standing in at short notice when a certain four-legged chum decided to be a bit awkward.  I am having problems with another four-legged chum this morning.  His name’s Dexter and he insists on sitting on the keyboard while I am typing this, expecting cuddles and treats.… Continue reading

DT 27941 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27941 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club
Hosted by crypticsue

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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 1488

 Toughie No 1488 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This is the 101st toughie from Osmosis; the last one I blogged was his wonderful centenary crossword. He continues to delight with a quality puzzle that bears his trademark tight clueing and surprise answers – plenty of penny-drop moments, which is what it is all about.… Continue reading

DT 27940

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27940

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a grey autumn morning.

I was held up iin the NW corner of today’s Giovanni, with 11a being last in, and this pushed today’s puzzle into *** territory for me.… Continue reading