Author Archives: Big Dave

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

ST 2811 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2811 (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 27893 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27893 (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

Toughie 1455

Toughie No 1455 by Dada

Bottoms up!

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

Another fairly easy puzzle from Dada, but more fun than many previous ones.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. You can also add your assessment by selecting from one to five stars at the bottom of the post.… Read More

ST 2810 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2810 (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 27887 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27887 (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

Toughie 1452

Toughie No 1452 by Osmosis

Welcome to Legoland

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

I’m not sure why Osmosis retains his Friday slot, traditionally used for the tougher Toughies, as I found this one quite easy. Perhaps it’s because I have become used to the Lego-like nature of many of the clues.… Read More

ST 2809 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2809 (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 27881 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27881 (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

Toughie 1448

Toughie No 1448 by Sparks

Little Egypt

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

Sparks entertains once again, but with a puzzle that, for me, didn’t reach the degree of difficulty usually associated with a Friday Toughie.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Read More

ST 2808 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2808 (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