Author Archives: Big Dave

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

ST 2848 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2848 (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 28114 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28114 (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 2847 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2847 (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.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Read More

DT 28108 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28108 (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 2846 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2846 (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.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Read More

DT 28102 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28102 (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 2845 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2845 (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.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Read More

DT 28096 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28096 (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

MPP 047 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 047

April 2016

A Puzzle by Alchemi

Congratulations to Jean-Luc Cheval who correctly worked out that although ten of the people in the grid were born in a year ending 16, it was Cervantes who died in one.  His name was drawn from the electronic hat by Mrs BD and he can now choose one of the Hamlyn Telegraph Crossword Books as his prize, although he may have to wait until he comes over to the UK next January to collect it!. … Read More

ST-2844 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2844 (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.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Read More