October 16, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 053 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 053

October 2016

A Puzzle by Alchemi

Two horizontal lines in the completed grid give a name which is associated with two solutions.  Solvers had to add together the numbers of the clues to those solutions, 26 and 4, and submit that sum in order to enter the competition.  This month’s lucky winner, drawn by Mrs BD, is Pauline Handley who wins her choice of a Hamlyn Telegraph Puzzle Book

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ST-2870 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2870 (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