January 17, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 044 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 044

January 2016 2015

Zoology by Alchemi

The instructions for this puzzle were:

A number of mostly unfamiliar animals are roaming around the grid, but only one of them has a characteristic spelled out in two asymmetrically-placed vertical columns, and that’s the one to put in the box.

Well, there were no less than nine animals roaming around the grid, but only the Ross seal satisfied the requirement that it was “native to fourteen”, where the answer to 14 down was Antarctica.… Continue reading

ST 2831 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2831 (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