Monday – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29157 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29157

Hints and tips by Blogden Nash

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the sunny Yorkshire Dales where Saint Sharon and I have enjoyed the weekend (apart from the spider). I enjoyed today’s puzzle which contains just enough to stretch the grey matter over the last couple in. Home today after a drive over the Buttertubs. Continue reading “DT 29157”

DT 29151 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29151

Hints and tips by Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a dreich Southlochaweside where Saint Sharon and I are on holiday. Other than providing a crossword blog I we have nothing to do and all week to do it. Today’s puzzle is rather anagram heavy but otherwise quite satisfying. Rebel Rebel is playing on the sound system which given today’s alias is rather appropriate. Continue reading “DT 29151”

DT 29145 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29145

Hints and tips by Yogi Bear

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

As I am supposed to be ‘smarter than the average bear Boo Boo’ I will strive to be error free this week. Continue reading “DT 29145”

DT 29139 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29139

Hints and tips by Xena Warrior Princess

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the peaceful heart of Downtown LI. Peaceful that is apart from the continuous drone of massive tractors pulling massive trailers filled with either grain or bales which drive past our dwelling every ten minutes from very early in the morning until very late at night all through the harvest season. Well done to England’s Rugby and Cricket teams. It will take a while to wipe the smile from my face after those results. Continue reading “DT 29139”

DT 29133 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29133

Hints and tips by Winnie The Pooh

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ** (by BD)

Good morning from The Hundred Acre Wood. Piglet and I enjoyed this puzzle which produced smiles and groans along the way. How strange to begin at the end. We both agree that it is only a crossword puzzle, a pastime, a mere bagatelle, a fleeting moment in life that will be soon forgotten. Continue reading “DT 29133”

DT 29127 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29127

Hints and tips by Victor Nosefairing

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from Nosefairing House.  All seems well with the world as all of the right teams all won at Rugby over the weekend.  Today’s puzzle has enough about it to keep you all amused and to kick-start the puzzling week. … Continue reading >

DT 29121 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29121

Hints and tips by Ulysses

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

It’s only a crossword. What more can be said? Well Big Dave noticed this. Take a look at the letters that form the top and bottom rows of the cryptic puzzle and then have a look at The Quickie Pun. Continue reading “DT 29121”

DT 29115 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29115
Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We’ve had a little blogger shuffle this week so here we are working with a Monday puzzle while Miffypops will be doing our usual Jay puzzle on Wednesday.

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DT 29109 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29109

Hints and tips by Tweeter and the Monkey Man (thanks Kath)

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Every year Saint Sharon organises a Family Weekend, so our families get together for a reason that isn’t to do with funerals. Four generations gathered from Barrow-In-Furnace to Lowestoft. Oswaldtwistle to Kenilworth. A great time was had by all. As usual it all got a bit messy last night until several of the boys were sent to bed by Saint Sharon at 2.30am this morning. . . Continue reading “DT 29109”

DT 29103 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29103

Hints and tips by Tarzan of the Apes

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

What a weekend for music. Neil Young and Bob Dylan at Hyde Park on Friday. Billy Bragg and Van Morrison with others on Saturday at the Cadogan Hall. Continue reading “DT 29103”