February 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1768 ~ Posted on

Toughie 1768 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Welcome one and all to Big Dave’s Crossword Blog, Toughie Corner.  It’s another feast day: one with religious significance for some, but for heathens like me a thin excuse to scarf down some extra food while conveniently choosing not to observe the fast it precedes. … Continue reading >

DT 28362 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28362

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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

 

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Fat Tuesday edition of the back-page blog, coming to you this week from across the pond. There’s not much in the way of food and drink in this puzzle, so if you’re seeking sustenance I suggest heading over to the Toughie blog later because, as this picture shows , kitties do love their pancakes.… Continue reading >

DT 28361 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28361

Hints and tips by The Klondike Kid

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment *** [allocated by BD, not Miffypops]

The Klondike Kid has written today’s hints and tips in clear concise English. The definitions are underlined and the wordplay is deconstructed and explained.… Continue reading >

MPP – 057 (Review) ~ Posted on

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 057

February 2017

Substitutions by Alchemi

Congratulations to Gazza, who has entered the competion many times, is usually first or second to submit his answer, but had yet to win.  Well, Mrs BD has changed that and drawn his name fom the electronic hat so that he can claim his choice of any of the Telegraph Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.… Continue reading >

ST 2888 (Hints) ~ Posted on

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2888 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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Good Sunday morning (but not from Winnipeg) from Youngstown, Ohio.  After four relaxing days with friends in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, I am finally completing my move from the USA to Canada by emptying out a storage locker in Delaware, and driving a rental box van (containing the contents of said locker) back to Winnipeg – a four day journey (26 hours total driving). … Continue reading >

DT 28360 (Hints) ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28360 (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 1767 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1767 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

[I don’t know what’s happened to today’s Toughie blog or who’s meant to be providing it, but in the meantime I’m putting up this stub so that people can post comments and queries about it without using the back-page blog.… Continue reading >

DT 28359 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28359

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a sunny South Staffs. Storm Doris has blown away, leaving us, fortunately, with just a couple of small branches to clear up: others in the region have been rather worse affected.… Continue reading >