Kath – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29154 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29154

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Hello everyone. I thought this was a jolly difficult Ray T Thursday. He seems to have thrown all his tricks at us in one day but maybe it’s just me.… Continue reading >

DT 29130 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29130

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Hello everyone. This is definitely a Ray T crossword – I didn’t think it was quite as straightforward as the one two weeks ago but it’s far from being his most difficult.… Continue reading >

DT 29124 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29124

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Hello everyone. Hmmm – I’m not sure if it’s one of those ‘just me’ days or if this really was tricky. For two reasons I’m almost certain that it’s by proXimal – the first is that, as far as I know, his main trademark when setting is that it’s a pangram apart from the letter X (which it is) and the second is that I always find him really difficult (which I did!)

In the hints the definitions are underlined and the actual answer is hidden under ANSWER.… Continue reading >

DT 29100 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29100

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Hello everyone. I’m assuming that the setter of this crossword is proXimal, if only because recently he and Ray T seem to take it in turns on Thursdays, but somehow it doesn’t quite feel like one of his.… Continue reading >

DT 29088 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29088

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Hello everyone. Well, I obviously don’t know about the rest of you yet but I thought this was jolly difficult. It’s not by Ray T  – I suspect the setter is proXimal but we’ll have to wait and see.… Continue reading >

DT 29070 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29070

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Hello everyone. I’m sure that this is a Ray T crossword. Although it doesn’t have all his trademark clues it does have enough of them to convince me.… Continue reading >

DT 29052 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29052

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Good morning all. I thought that was very difficult and very enjoyable. It took me ages – much longer than usual. I look forward to hearing what everyone else thought of it so please leave a comment.… Continue reading >

DT 29040 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29040

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Hello everyone. This isn’t a Ray T crossword and I don’t have the first idea as to who it may be – any suggestions from the ‘setter spotters’ are welcome.… Continue reading >

DT 29034 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29034

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Hello everyone. I’m sure that this is a Ray T crossword. It’s probably somewhere in the middle of his range of difficulty – I’ve known him to be trickier but equally we’ve had some much more straightforward ones from him recently.… Continue reading >

DT 29016 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29016

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Hello everyone. Well, that was an ‘interesting’ start. When I’m doing the hints I stay up and get the crossword at midnight as soon as it’s available but last night the puzzles site wasn’t updated so I gave up waiting and went to bed.… Continue reading >