July 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2859 (Hints) ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2859 (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

DT 28180 (Hints) ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28180 (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 1647 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1647 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I was delighted to see a Sparks puzzle this Friday. This took me well into 3* time with a few clues that stretched my lateral thinking (and added to the enjoyment).… Continue reading

DT 28179 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28179

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cool, cloudy day.

Three-quarters of today’s Giovanni went in very quickly, but then I ground to a halt in the SW quadrant, hence *** for difficulty.… Continue reading

DT 28174 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph No 28174

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 23rd July 2016

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BD Rating – Difficulty *- Enjoyment ***

A perfect Saturday puzzle for a lovely hot summer’s day when there were so many other things calling for my attention, not least the garden swing seat!.

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Toughie 1646 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1646 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

A gentle crossword which I rattled off while waiting for the shingles jab that the doctor had persuaded me to have. I had no problems with finding the answers or with parsing the clues

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DT 28178 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28178

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone – me again. I don’t know who set today’s crossword but it’s not a Ray T. I started off thinking that it was going to be a tricky one but then changed my mind.… Continue reading

ST 2857 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2857

A full review by crypticsue
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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

The usual great Sunday solving experience although, probably for the first time ever, there wasn’t a single star by any of the clues marking them as a ‘favourite’.… Continue reading

Toughie 1645 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1645 by Dada

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Dada is never less than entertaining and this one produced a lot of smiles without falling into the uber-arduous category.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of it.… Continue reading