August 2, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 30368

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30368

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A blustery, showery, winter’s day here. Not at all conducive to outdoor activities, so a matter of hunkering down and working through a crossword or two.
We once again found this one quite tricky for a Wednesday with lots of clever misdirection to keep us amused.… Continue reading

ST 3222 (Full Review)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3222

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 23rd July 2023

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Another Dada Sunday Prize Puzzle, this one created for lovers of anagrams and double definitions!

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Site Update (Updated)

Site Update

Update (August 2nd) We have asked for the site to be moved at 4pm today (Wednesday). It’s possible that the site may appear to be offline for some readers while the new location of the site propagates across the internet. If that happens rest assured that the interruption will be temporary, and https://bigdave44.com will soon be back online.

Original Post: Big Dave’s family, in particular his sister Carol, have very generously made it possible for caretakers crypticsue, Gazza, Mr K, and Prolixic to keep BD’s site operating so that the community he created will live on and so that current and future cryptic crossword solvers can benefit from the wonderful resource he created.… Continue reading