September 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 28546 (Hints) ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28546 (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 1891 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1891 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Feels like it’s been a while since I’ve had the joy of blogging an Elkamere. I missed one over the summer, and some have appeared on other days.… Continue reading >

DT 28545 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28545

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a damp September day.

I fairly rattled through today’s puzzle from Giovanni, with the four long anagrams around the outside providing lots of checkers.… Continue reading >

DT28540 ~ Posted on

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28540

A full review by Crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 23rd September 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I found the bottom of this Saturday Prize Crossword a lot harder than the top, and unusually for me, went into 3* difficulty time for a back-pager.… Continue reading >

Toughie 1890 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1890 by Beam

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I’m standing in for Bufo today. I didn’t know who the compiler was at the time of solving but I should have guessed from the maximum clue length of 8 words.… Continue reading >

DT 28544 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28544

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty */**Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. I don’t have any idea who set today’s crossword. I quite enjoyed it but thought it was probably the most straightforward back page cryptic that we’ve had for some time.… Continue reading >

ST 2917 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2917

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 17th September 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All! Im Back from a holiday and straight back into a hellish job. This was my first solve back and my rustiness showed but there were some great clues here.

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Toughie 1889 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1889 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Excalibur is a fairly rare visitor to Toughieland on Wednesdays and today she’s given us a typical example of her quirky style with some clues working much better than others.… Continue reading >

DT 28543 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28543

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
                Well what’s new in our part of the world since we last wrote.
We have had a General Election which involved one of us with a few days work in an Advance Voting Place and then a marathon 14 hour day issuing and then counting votes on Saturday, the official Polling Day.… Continue reading >