September 17, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 064 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 064

September 2017

A Puzzle by Radler


The first names of ten characters from two literary groups (having 12 members in total) are included in the completed grid. Each name is either part of an answer, or is formed at the intersection of two horizontally or vertically adjacent answers. Who’s missing?

The two literary groups are, of course, the Famous Five (Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog) and the Secret Seven (Pam, Janet, Jack, George, Barbara, Peter and Colin).… Continue reading

ST 2917 (Hints)


Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2917 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – Mother Nature continues to confuse us and herself, a record 34.8 degrees on Tuesday, 11 degrees and rain on Friday, and 9 degrees and rain yesterday.

For me, after a slightly slow start, Virgilius is in a benevolent frame of mind today, maybe it was the Dalwhinnie, giving us another very enjoyable puzzle, the usual handful of anagrams, including partials, and two lurkers, including one of 13 letters!… Continue reading