June 17, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 073 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle 073 – Review

June 2018

A Puzzle by Prolixic


How many solutions cryptically describe a bad hair day?

Congratulations to  LetterboxRoy who submitted a correct answer, had his name drawn from the electronic hat by Mrs BD, and can now choose a Telegraph Puzzle Book as his prize.

There were eight solutions where ENDS were ‘split’ – 5a, 10a, 11a, 14a, 22a, 26a, 27a and 20d – I’m still of the view that split ends are more of a permanent problem than a bad hair day (unless of course you are the current POTUS) which is probably why, when test solving this puzzle, I couldn’t see what I was supposed to be looking for to answer the question.… Continue reading

ST 2956 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2956 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg –  where we had a pretty decent storm on Thursday evening/night with 40mm of rain in some parts of the city and very large hail with lots of damage in surrounding areas.… Continue reading