June 19, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 049 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 049

June 2016

A Puzzle by Prolixic


Many congratulations to Maize, the winner of the June Prize Puzzle competition, who wins one of the Hamlyn Telegraph Puzzle books as his prize.

If MPP’s had subtitles this one would definitely be called “What a coincidence” – regular readers of the blog will be aware that every time a setter calls a particular chess piece a castle, there will be a number of comments from the pedantic about how it isn’t a castle, it’s a rook.  … Continue reading

ST 2853 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2853 (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.

Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”.… Continue reading