September 2017 – Page 7 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2915 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2915 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg on ‘the day that war broke out’ 78 years ago.

After Mister Ron’s Toughie yesterday, Virgilius has returned to benevolence while still giving us another very enjoyable puzzle, the usual handful of anagrams, including two partials, and two lurkers.… Continue reading

DT 28522 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28522 (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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MPP – 064

Monthly Prize Puzzle (September 2017)

A Puzzle by Radler

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Why not have a go at our latest Monthly Prize Puzzle?

The winner will receive their choice of any of the Telegraph Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.

Please note that, due to punitive postal charges, while the competition is open to all, the prize is only available to UK solvers.

A review will follow after the closing date (16th September 2017).

The competition is now closed

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Toughie 1875

Toughie No 1875 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello friends.  We come to the end of the Toughie week, and to the beginning of September (how did that happen?), with another excellent Elkamere.

I’m not sure what this setter has against the ends of words, but I did find myself removing quite a few last letters here (instead of discarding them I found them a new home on this page). … Continue reading

DT 28521

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28521

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, as the month of mists and mellow fruitfulness begins with some sunshine.

I struggled to get going with the top half of today’s Giovanni, then accelerated through the rest of the puzzle, and was surprised to find that I had finished in ** time.… Continue reading

DT 28516

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28516

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 26th August 2017

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

Some nice surface readings, three clues where you knew what to write in just looking at the grid/checking letters (4d, 5d and 6d) and what seems like an awful lot of ‘inserting’ going on, but with a number of different indicators ‘about’ being the only one used twice.… Continue reading