December 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

SP – 005

Special Puzzle – 005

In Memoriam – 2018 by Prolixic

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DT 28935

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28935

Hints and tips by a wholesome Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

Good morning once again. Thanks to all who have commented on my Monday blogs. Thanks to those who set the puzzles that I review. I enjoy the challenge.… Continue reading

10 Glorious Years

Birthday Bash

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The blog will have been going for 10 years on 28th January and to celebrate we will be having our usual Birthday Bash, at the same venue as last year.  Come along and join us at The Bridge House, 13 Westbourne Terrace Road, London, W2 6NG on the 26th January – any time between 12 noon and 7.00 pm. Continue reading “10 Glorious Years”

ST 2984 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2984 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, more snow and more cold.

Our esteemed DT crossword editor described last Sunday’s Dada puzzle as ‘fiendish’ (which it wasn’t) but, based on that assessment, today’s puzzle is diabolical (which it is) – only 26 clues, for which I am giving 16 hints so there should be no need for ‘supplementary’ requests (and the naughty corner should  remain empty) – four anagrams, one lurker, and two homophones (one of them an absolutely brilliant double homophone).… Continue reading

Toughie 2150

End-of-Year Toughie No 2150 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Thank you Micawber for another wonderful end-of-year puzzle, where every clue is a topical reference to 2018. The puzzle is no harder than a back-pager, and I hope lots of people will try it and enjoy it.… Continue reading

DT 28933

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28933

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. The Christmas guests have departed, and we have settled down to finishing off the Christmas food.

The Telegraph Puzzles site didn’t publish this week’s Giovanni on time at midnight, and it still hadn’t appeared after I’d done the Quick crossword, so I gave up and went to bed, then got up earlier than usual to tackle this one.… Continue reading

DT 28929

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28929

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

What I like about this relatively new to Saturdays Mysteron is that he always provides clues that require a bit of work by the solver but which, once solved, are quite easy to explain in a review.… Continue reading