October 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29509 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29509 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Greetings from a drizzly and gloomy Tier-3 Warrington. Newly liberated from work, though still searching for something to replace it, here we go with another Saturday blog. And apologies for a little lateness – we have a fire alarm go off in our block and I had to go and stand in the drizzle for 50 mins (well, sit in my car!). Continue reading “DT 29509 (Hints)”

Toughie 2533

Toughie No 2533 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A very enjoyable crossword I thought – the top half went in quickly but there was plenty to keep me puzzled thereafter. Another near pangram, missing the J.… Continue reading

DT 29508

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29508

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs as October runs out in damp gloom.

I found today’s puzzle quite tricky, though a good deal of that was down to the length of time it took me to parse 1a.… Continue reading

DT 29507

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29507

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **/***Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. However much you’re locked up or down, or in or out or whatever they’re calling it all they’re really saying is, “You want to do what?… Continue reading

Toughie 2531

Toughie No 2531 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I found this fairly straightforward with little to disturb the thoroughbreds. Thanks to Hudson.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of it.… Continue reading

DT 29506

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29506

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Just when we were getting used to warmer weather along comes another cold Southerly snap to keep us on our toes. We even lit the fire again last night. Don’t expect this will last long and we’ll be back into shorts and lighter clothing again.… Continue reading