September 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29169

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29169

Hints and tips by Billy Bibbit

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the beating heart of Downtown LI scene of the social events of the year. We had Scott Doonican playing his show on Saturday night and little Florence was Christened in our local church with a rather large party in a marquee on our field. Continue reading “DT 29169”

ST 3023 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3023 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where the mercury is falling; we started out yesterday at 0 degrees and have a forecast high of 7 degrees for today.

Dada is very quirky today – six anagrams (two partials), one lurker, but no homophones.… Continue reading

DT 29168 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29168 (Hints)

The 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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Toughie 2306

Toughie No 2306 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

A pleasant and entertaining puzzle from Firefly with some great definitions. A couple of new words were clued fairly and easily. I was lucky to get the long clues straight away, speeding up my solve

Definitions are underlined as always.… Continue reading

DT 29167

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29167

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cloudy, grey day.

Nothing too obscure in today’s Giovanni, and a rather clever construction in 5d, where the answer was obvious, but it took me a while to spot how the parsing worked.… Continue reading

DT 29162

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29162

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 21st September 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Another enjoyable Saturday Prize Puzzle – let’s hope the trend continues

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