April 2016 – Page 7 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sloggers and Betters 12

Sloggers and Betters 12

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What? The 12th annual “Sloggers and Betters” gathering for crossword setters and blog contributors and readers will take place in London, following on, as in previous years, from the annual lunch for Times setters.  The George no longer take reservations, but start by looking in the Parliament bar (first door on the right) – fellow cruciverbalists are not hard to find.

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DT 28079

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28079

Today’s Hinty Person – Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Today’s Rufus puzzle is another little ripsnorter. Although The grid was still quite bare after the first reading of across clues enough downs went in to provide a solid basis to finish at a sprint.… Continue reading

ST 2842 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2842 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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For the past week I have been using a reverse proxy site called CloudFlare for this website.  Although this solved a couple of problems, it introduced some others, particularly with respect to email subscriptions. … Continue reading

DT 28078 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28078 (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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Prize Puzzle – 047

Monthly Prize Puzzle (April 2016)

A Puzzle by Alchemi

 

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Why not have a go at our latest Monthly Prize Puzzle?

The winner will receive their choice of any of the Telegraph Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.

Please note that, due to punitive postal charges, while the competition is open to all, the prize is only available to UK solvers.

A review will follow after the closing date (16th April 2016).

The competition is now closed

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Toughie 1579

Toughie No 1579 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

April Fool!  Today coming to you in the shape of your most junior blogger.  With Dutch in Dutchland I foolishly agreed to attempt a Friday Toughie blog. … Continue reading

DT 28077

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28077

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone – it’s me. A week ago it was a bank holiday so it felt like a Saturday so Saturday felt like Sunday, then we changed from GMT to BST which complicated things still further – not only did we not know what day of the week it was but we didn’t know what time of day it was either.… Continue reading

DT 28072

Dailay Telegraph Cryptic No 28072

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 26th March 2016

Morning All! This just about wandered into 3 star territory for me but there were some fine clues in my opinion.
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