April 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 28102 (Hints) ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28102 (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 1595 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1595 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Kate R

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

 

Today’s Elgar will be decrypted by the mysterious Kate R.  Yes – something else for you to work out (as if the crossword wasn’t enough) …

Elgar is in his usual excellent form with a puzzle chock-a-block with clever and amusing tricks. … Continue reading

DT 28101 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28101

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a bright but very windy morning.

If you’ve come across some of the more obscure words used in today’s Giovanni you should find it straightforward.… Continue reading

DT 28096 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28096

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 23rd April 2016

Morning All! Quite s straightforward solve but with some fun clues.

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Toughie 1594 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1594 by Mynot

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Continuing Gazza’s horse-riding analogy, I did the bottom half at a gallop and the top half at a canter. None of the obscurities caused me problems and my only doubt was the spelling of 9 across.… Continue reading

DT 28100 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28100

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone and welcome. This is a Ray T crossword and unless it’s because I’m out of practice having not done the hints for one of his for some time it’s quite a tricky one.… Continue reading

ST 2844 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2844

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 17th April 2016

Lovely stuff as we have come to expect on Sundays.   A particular well-hidden lurker and some triple definitions added to the fun.  … Continue reading

Toughie 1593 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1593 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

This is a fairly typical Osmosis puzzle with lots of abbreviations, insertions and reversals. I solved it at a trot rather than a gallop but I quite enjoyed the ride.… Continue reading

DT 28099 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28099

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Just one Kiwi doing the honours this week. Carol is at home writing and I am with our son and family being a painter and paper-hanger on the huge alterations they are making to their home.… Continue reading