August 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29456

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29456

Hints and tips by Falcon

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the weather pendulum has swung to the other extreme. Whereas July was hot and dry with record-setting high temperatures, August has been cold and wet with below normal temperatures.… Continue reading

ST 3071 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3071 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where I have been enjoying reading Chris Lancaster’s book which was received after what must have been a tortuous journey of just over 4 weeks which started in Malmö, Sweden. … Continue reading

DT 29455 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29455 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club
Hosted by Tilsit

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Good morning everyone and welcome to another Saturday!

After a week of really unsettled and mainly damp weather, we actually have some sunshine over Warrington this morning.  Though how long we enjoy it remains to be seen.

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DT 29454

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29454

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs where we have a cloudy and damp start to the Bank Holiday weekend. My thanks to Big Dave for stepping in last week while I was off running a croquet tournament.… Continue reading

DT 29449

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29449

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 22nd August 2020

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Morming All! Or even Afternoon! Apologies for the delay – I had an hour this morning on site to write this but alas I was needed in four locations all at once and lunch didn’t happen either! I enjoyed ths puzzle quite a lot. Continue reading “DT 29449”

Toughie 2496

Toughie No 2496 by Zandio

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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Tilsit covered my Tuesday slot, while I am covering Thursday to allow crypticsue to deputise for Dutch tomorrow.

I found this to be a slog with no satisfaction on completion. I’m sure others will disagree. What a contrast to the excellent puzzle that I have just solved that will appear as Saturday’s NTSPP. Continue reading “Toughie 2496”

DT 29453

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29453

Hints and tips by Bill Brewer.

Not the academic. The one from around Gazza’s way

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Only twenty eight clues to sort out today folks which should give us all extra time in our day. Use it wisely. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Tell somebody you hold dear that you love them. Indulge yourself in a guilty pleasure. Never forget what comes next after breathe out. Continue reading “DT 29453”