Friday – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30100

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment ***

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

Somewhat of a topsy-turvy week for setters with the CL ‘special’ on Monday, and Jay and Ray T ‘absent’ from the back page as they were in their Toughie alter egos. … Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30094

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty **/***Enjoyment ****/*****

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

Somewhat surprisingly, since we had a very enjoyable Toughie from Silvanus yesterday, my five bob is on today’s back pager being a repeat performance from the master of smooth.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30088

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***/****Enjoyment ***/****

Good morning from Winnipeg where we also mourn the passing of HM the Queen as the Queen of Canada for her 70 years and 7 months on the throne which actually means as our sixth monarch she served for more than 70 of the 155 years that Canada has been in existence.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30082

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty **/***Enjoyment *****

A good Friday morning from Winnipeg – Deep Threat has decided to step back from blogging, so I have taken over as the Friday blogger while staying in the Sunday slot.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30076

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. Thanks to Sloop John Bee for covering for me last week.

I’m going to repeat my thanks to Miffypops for organising cover for me during my recent absences, and express my dismay at his decision to quit the blog.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30070

Hints and tips by Sloop John Bee

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from North Yorkshire. Deep Threat is otherwise engaged today. I am back for another go at the Friday back pager. I continue to enjoy writing hinty blogs and hope to see some of you next on a Sunday Toughie.Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30064

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on another baking day.

I was held up for ages in the SE corner of today’s puzzle, and resorted in the end to revealing a letter or two, hence the **** difficulty marking.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30058

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs om a sunny August morning.

We have a pangra missing the X this morning, which suggests a ProXimal production. I was held up by two pairs of crossing clues towards the end of solving the puzzle, and that pushed me well into *** time.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30052

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on another dry day, the sun peering through some high cloud.

A slightly odd feel to today’s puzzle for me, but comfortably solved on the border of *** time.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30046

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cool, overcast, slightly damp, morning.

A sound Friday crossword, which took me into *** time to solve.

In the hints below, the definitions are underlined.… Continue reading