July 17, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 050 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 050

July 2016

A Puzzle by Alchemi


Many congratulations to Beet, the winner of the July Prize Puzzle competition, who wins one of the Hamlyn Telegraph Puzzle books as her prize.  I’m not sure what she has on Mrs BD, but this is the third time her name has been pulled out of the electronic hat!

The instructions were that the solutions to 10 clues include double letters, of which only one is recognised in the wordplay. … Continue reading

ST 2857 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2857 (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