December 25, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 100010

Toughie No 100010 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Kitty

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


Seasonal felicitations to all you lovely setters, bloggers, solvers and lurkers.  I hope you are having the kind of time that you wish.  If not, it’ll be over soon.

Firefly has served up a feast of a puzzle with all the … well, that will become clear.

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DT 100010

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 100010

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****


Hello, everyone.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all that.  Today we have been gifted a puzzle that's perfect for a day on which other activities might be competing for your attention.  It's not too taxing, but it's still packed with smiles.  Since there's no newspaper published today, it's an online-only puzzle.  However, readers who usually solve in the newspaper can either register for a free Telegraph account at where it is today's free puzzle, or try posting a request in the comments below to see if a kind blogger will send it to the email address you used when commenting.

We're still collecting contributions for the upcoming 10th Birthday Bash from site users who would like to share their feelings about what the site has given them, express their thanks and well wishes to BD, etc.  If you haven't done so already, you can click here to leave your contribution.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our readers

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Big Dave and the team of bloggers would once again like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

A special thank you to all the crossword setters, especially to those who have taken the time to leave comments on the blog, and to Chris Lancaster, as he nears the end of his first year as Puzzles Editor, and his team at Telegraph Puzzles. This year has seen the introduction of the first stage of the revamped puzzles site – it’s had its ups and downs but, on balance, has been successful.

If you are one of several thousand lurkers that visit the site every day – why not break cover and say hello!

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