October 12, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Big Dave – Update

Good News – I have just had a chat with Big Dave who says that he is doing OK and a lot better since he came out of hospital.  Mrs BD is, of course, delighted that he is now home where she can keep a proper eye on him!  It will, however, be quite a while until he returns to the blog

He said that, as he is now up to date with his emails, so if anyone wants to contact him, they can send him a message via the ‘Contact’ page shown at the top of the blog,


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Toughie 2938

Toughie No 2938 by Stick Insect

Hints and Tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Stick Insect provides a Toughie with about the right level of difficulty for a Wednesday. Continue reading “Toughie 2938”

DT 30116

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30116

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Back to our normal two kiwi team again this week.

Another typical Wednesday puzzle to deal with on a cool blustery day.

Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.


1a     Incompetent bunch? I’m not sure after demonstration (6)
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ST 3180 (full review)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3180

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 2nd October 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

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