January 4, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sloggers and Betters in Belfast?

Sloggers and Betters in Belfast?

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A message from Jetdoc:

“It turns out that I (and possibly one or more others of this cruciverbal parish) will be in Belfast over the weekend of 16–17 January. If any bloggers, setters and/or solvers are based in Northern Ireland, and would be interested in getting together during the day on Saturday 16th to solve a puzzle or two over a pint or two, please get in touch here.

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DT 27994

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27994

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 26th December 2015

Evening All! I am really late on this review due to personal excesses over the Christmas and New Year Periods. My apologies. We had a nice NINA of ‘FEAST OF STEPHEN’  (this being such a date!) hidden in the unchecked letters on the Left and Right of the finished solution. THEN when we looked at the Across and Down clues we noticed that the initial letters of the clues (an acrostic) also spelled out the same. Well done the setter.

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DT 28001

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28001

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Today’s hints and tips have been created with love and care by Miffypops, a man who has no beginning to his talents and is somewhat lacking in tact.… Continue reading