September 2021 – Page 2 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

EV 1506 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1506 (Hints)

Potato Scraps by The Ace of Hearts

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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This will be the 7th EV by The Ace of Hearts. Solvers will have enjoyed his last one about the Beaufort Scale. Like many advanced thematic cryptic crossword setters, he also sets for the Magpie, the IQ Series, the Listener and Crossword magazine.… Continue reading

ST 3127 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3127 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, today, we are enjoying (maybe, maybe not) Dada’s 150th Sunday puzzle.

Keep staying safe everyone.

For me, I think I made it harder than it actually was by not recognising some of Dada’s indicators although I did have some Hmms including one for the Pun. … Continue reading

DT 29790 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29790 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

Hosted by Tilsit

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Greetings from Warrington! Another overcast day to deal with. It’s nice to have a day off, but it is filled with a number of things to do, including quiz writing, making a start on my next Open University course, and then planning a trip away in November. Continue reading “DT 29790 (Hints)”

DT 29789

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29789

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs with a cloudy start to the day.

Today’s puzzle took me just into my *** time, but writing the hints for some of the clues took me longer than usual – there were several where getting the answer was not particularly difficult, but explaining the parsing was trickier.… Continue reading

DT 29784

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29784

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 18th September 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Cephas provided a short-lived pangram for this week’s Saturday Prize Puzzle Continue reading “DT 29784”

Toughie 2719

Toughie No 2719 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle is great fun without being too tricky. Thanks to Hudson.

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

DT 29788

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29788

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from Barrel where life is continuing to replicate our recent holiday in Cornwall. The sun shines. The food and drink are superb and not much gets in the way of our leisure. Today’s puzzle has a good set of entry point clues to get you going and a couple of stretchers to slow down your journey to the finishing post. Continue reading “DT 29788”