Author Archives: Big Dave

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

Christmas and New Year Puzzles (2017/2018)

Christmas and New Year Puzzles

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Puzzle publication and closing dates over the Christmas and New Year period.… Read More

MPP 067 – Review

MPP 067 – Review

In Memoriam by Alchemi

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The instructions were to find the name of Alchemi’s late cat.  Hidden in the grid where Kavanagh, Farewell, and Nice Puss.  Any entries which included any or all of the hidden words, as long as one of them was Kavanagh, were accepted. … Read More

DT 28612 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28612 (Hints)

The 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

DT 28606 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28606 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Come and join the party – this is a Brexit-free zone!  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

DT 28600 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28600 (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

New Telegraph Puzzles Editor

New Telegraph Puzzles Editor

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Some of you may have already heard that Phil McNeill is retiring as the Telegraph Puzzles Editor at the end of January 2018.  Phil took over from Kate Fassett just a few weeks before I started the Blog back in January 2009. … Read More

DT 28594 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28594 (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

DT 28588 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28588 (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

DT 28582 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28582 (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

DT 28570 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28570 (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