Author Archives: Big Dave

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

DT 28522 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28522 (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 28516 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28516 (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 28510 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28510 (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 28504 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28504 (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 28498 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28498 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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During the week I introduced a “like” facility for comments.  It met with a mixed response, but the reason I have removed it is because I hadn’t realised that it required the user to be logged on to WordPress.… Read More

DT 28492 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28492 (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

NTSPP – 389

NTSPP – 389

A Puzzle by Alchemi

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DT 28486 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28486 (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 – 062 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 062

July 2017

A Puzzle by Alchemi

This month the question you were required to answer was contained, Nina-style, in two columns and one row (in that order) – those who correctly solved the puzzle will have revealed the Nina “Who is MP for Tunbridge Wells?” on column 2, column 12 and row 6.  The answer, which I’m sure most of you had to look up, is Greg Clark.… Read More

DT 28476

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28476

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Mr Kitty is off on his travels.

I thought this was a straightforward puzzle but have no stand-out favourite, although I do like single-word anagrams like the one in 12a

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