May 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1612 ~ Posted on

Toughie 1612 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello and welcome, my intrepid Toughie-solving friends.  After last Tuesday’s discussion I am provisionally calling us a compilation of cruciverbalists, but I don’t consider the debate closed.  Click here to see the suggestions so far, and do chip in below with any ideas of your own.… Continue reading >

DT 28128 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28128

Hints and tips by ShropshireLad

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

Good Morning from (at present) a bright and sunny Shropshire. Was it really a Bank Holiday yesterday? I only ask as we had no rain and I couldn’t for the life of me find the ‘Great Escape’ anywhere on the multitude of TV channels broadcast for our ‘enjoyment’.… Continue reading >

DT 28127 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28127

Hints and tips by Hanni

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hello from the moors again. MP is wending his way back to rural Warwickshire after a holiday that included free beer so I am in the blogging chair.… Continue reading >

ST 2850 (Hints) ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2850 (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 >

DT 28126 (Hints) ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28126 (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 1611 ~ Posted on

Toughie 1611 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Welcome all.  Sporks has today provided us with a very stiff challenge in a puzzle with some fun definitions, spiky wordplay and a cosy little nina (See below).… Continue reading >

DT 28125 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28125

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Bonjour from Le Petit Trianon de St Ustré, at Ingrandes-sur-Vienne. When I wrote that last week, I didn’t expect to be writing from the same place today.… Continue reading >

DT 28120 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28120

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 21st May 2016

Morning All! I solved this last night having been up at the Rugby League Magic Weekend in Newcastle last weekend. I found it a bit trickier than the last couple of weeks and all the better for it.

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