December 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

NTSPP 673

X4 by Phibs

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DT 30185 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30185 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club (hosted by crypticsue)

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A dark, damp and unseasonably warm New Year’s Eve brings another Saturday Prize Puzzle with an opportunity to play ‘guess the setter’. Continue reading “DT 30185 (Hints)”

Toughie 2984

Toughie No 2984 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This enjoyable puzzle from Elgar will keep you on your toes for a bit during the festive season and has a few simpler clues to get you going.… Continue reading

DT 30184

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30184

Hints and tips by Senf

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

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

Zandio was ‘on duty’ last Friday and Silvanus was ‘moonlighting’ on yesterday’s back pager so they are very unlikely to make an appearance today. … Continue reading

Toughie 2983

Toughie No 2983 by Django
Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Django has given us an enjoyable puzzle with some good laughs. Many thanks to him for this and for all his entertaining puzzles throughout the year.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy 2023.… Continue reading

DT 30183

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30183

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the last Thursday blog of 2022. This puzzle required a little geographical general knowledge, but everything was gettable from checking letters and definitions. Tight cryptic grammar and smooth surfaces made for a rewarding solve, with quite a few smiles along the way.  Continue reading "DT 30183"

DT 30182

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30182

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

This is New Zealand’s traditional summer holiday time. The weather gods are behaving according to the rule book and we are having a spell of perfect weather at present. Looks like it is going to last for some time yet so all the outdoor activities planned for New Year should be smiled upon too.… Continue reading