Kath – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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

DT 29124

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

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

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

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