November 2018 – Page 7 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2976 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2976 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where the weather and the month are now aligned and the solving and hinting of this puzzle was facilitated by the result of grapes being crushed three years ago.… Continue reading

MPP – 078

Monthly Prize Puzzle (November 2018)

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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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.

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 (17th November 2018).

The competition is now closed

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Toughie 2119

Toughie No 2119 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello and Happy Friday!  Dutch’s generosity means I have the pleasure today of blogging a lovely puzzle by one of my favourite setters.  I don’t know if this was Notabilis in gentler mode or if I’ve just regained the ability to solve crosswords at a little faster than a slow snail’s pace, but I didn’t have too much trouble at all. … Continue reading

DT 28886

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28886

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from Sheriff Hutton in North Yorkshire, where we’re visiting family, and a cold and frosty morning it is.

The usual Friday fare from Giovanni, with well constructed clues leading to the answer even if it is a slightly uncommon word.… Continue reading

DT 28881

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28881

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 27th October 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

A straightforward Saturday Prize Puzzle, possibly because of all the anagrams, with lots to make one smile.

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Toughie 2118

Toughie No 2118 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

There was nothing too arduous today and there were plenty of anagrams to aid progress.

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DT 28885

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28885

Hints and tips by pomagne

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

Hola from the Vega Baja from where today’s hints are brought to you by an effervescent amalgamation of pommers and Jane, with just a touch of gravity as the job in hand demands.  The technical stuff has been done by pommers and the very good review written by Jane so here it is . . .

A bubbly Good Morning to everyone and welcome to what has to be a Mr T puzzle – the word count is spot on (if we allow him to count the shortened form of ‘he is’ as a single word!) and one of his favourite leading ladies puts in an appearance.   I guess that the other one is busy overseeing the redecoration of the royal nursery.   Sadly, we seem to be a bit light on innuendo today but there is still a splash of those definitions that might have you seeking confirmation from the Big Red Book. Continue reading “DT 28885”

ST 2974

Sunday Telegraph No 2974

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 21st October 2018

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

This was a tricky crossword and no mistake. As is usual with a Sunday puzzle, explaining the clues once you have solved them is a much easier process

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