Kath – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29255

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29255

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Hello everyone. The first Ray T crossword of 2020, at least I’m almost certain that it’s one of his even though a few of his trademarks are missing.… Continue reading

DT 29243

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29243

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Hello everyone. I hope you all had a very good Christmas Day and are about to enjoy Boxing Day,  whatever you’re doing and whoever you’re going to be doing it with!… Continue reading

DT 29226

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29226

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Hello everyone – definitely a Ray T crossword today. I thought that it was probably somewhere in the middle of his range of difficulty and had most of his trademarks.… Continue reading

DT 29223

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29223

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Hello everyone. Brrrr – it’s nippy in Oxford this morning! No, it’s not Thursday but Miffypops is busy today so I’m doing the hints instead of him. I thought this was a very enjoyable and fairly straightforward way to start the crossword week with no real problems – all very nice short clues and only a couple of anagrams.… Continue reading

DT 29208

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29208

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Hello everyone. I’m fairly sure that this crossword is by proXimal if only because, apart from the ‘X’, it’s a pangram and that’s his trademark. I found it tricky in places but maybe not quite as much as some of his.… Continue reading

DT 29190

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29190

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Hello everyone. The last few Thursdays seem to have been a bit out of sync so I wasn’t sure who or what to expect today but this crossword is definitely a Ray T.… Continue reading

DT 29184

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29184

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Hello everyone. I thought there were some sneaky clues in today’s crossword – certainly sneaky enough to fox me anyway. I don’t know who set it – it’s definitely not Ray T and it doesn’t quite feel like proXimal either.… Continue reading

DT 29160

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29160

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Hello everyone. I haven’t quite made up my mind about this one yet so I’ll just tell you a few general thoughts. The style felt unfamiliar; the clues are admirably brief; the setter is not Ray T; there was a slightly odd mixture of some very straightforward ones and a few that completely floored me for ages.… Continue reading

DT 29154

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

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