Author Archives: Big Dave

Big Dave is a retired IT Consultant who lives in the beautiful Worcestershire village of Hanley Swan.

DT 28230

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28230

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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Shropshirelad has decided to withdraw from blogging duties for personal reasons – I hope he may change his mind at some time in the future.

Today’s puzzle was very ordinary and didn’t take up much of my time.… Read More

ST 2867 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2867 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”.… Read More

DT 28228 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28228 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.… Read More

Cruciverbalist Convention (Oct 2016)

Cruciverbalist Convention (Oct 2016)

in conjunction with the Times Crossword Championship

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ST 2866 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2866 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”.… Read More

DT 28222 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28222 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.… Read More

ST 2865 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2865 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”.… Read More

DT 28216 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28216 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.… Read More

ST 2864 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2864 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”.… Read More

DT 28210 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28210 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.… Read More