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DT Cryptic No 25870 – Hints ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25870

Selected hints

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Today’s prize crossword is a little harder than recent Saturday puzzles, but mainly because of the use of place names in several of the answers, and in one case as part of the wordplay. The usual few hints to get you started.

A full review of this puzzle,  by crossword blogging veteran Peter Biddlecombe, will be published at 12.00 on Thursday, 12th March.

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ST Cryptic No 2473 – Hints ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2473

Selected hints by Big Dave

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

At last, a Sunday puzzle that didn’t leave me feeling disappointed.  Only one clue where I was  less than 100% sure of the wordplay, which is pretty good for me on a Sunday.

For the weekend prize crosswords I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.  A full analysis of this puzzle will be available at 12.00 next Thursday,  March 5th.

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DT Cryptic No 25864 – Hints ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25864

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

It seems to be a regular occurrence that the Saturday puzzle is an easy one.  As this is a prize crossword, I will be publishing just a few hints to get you started.  A full review of this puzzle,  by crossword blogging veteran Peter Biddlecombe, will be published at 12.00 on Thursday, 5th March.

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ST Cryptic No 2472 – Hints ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2472

Selected hints by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

For the weekend prize crosswords I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.  A full analysis of this puzzle will be available at 12.00 next Thursday,  February 26th.

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DT Cryptic No 25858 – Hints ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25858

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

We published a full review, by Libellule, of this puzzle yesterday when it was accidentally released online.  As our policy here is to provide hints only for the weekend prize crosswords that review has been removed, and will be reposted at 12.00 next Thursday,  February 26th.   Instead I have selected a few hints from that review.  This will mean that Peter Biddlecombe will have a week off and be back on Thursday, 5th March with a review of next Saturday’s puzzle.

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ST Cryptic No 2471 – Hints ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2471

This one should take you longer than Saturday’s!

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

For the weekend prize crosswords I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.   The mini-poll is currently showing 70% in favour of hints only, so that’s the way it will stay for the time being.  A full analysis of this puzzle will be available at 12.00 next Thursday,  February 19th.

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DT Cryptic No 25852 – Hints ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25852

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

As with last Saturday’s puzzle, there is nothing here to trouble the moderately experienced solver. For the weekend prize crosswords I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.  A full analysis of this puzzle, prepared by Peter Biddlecombe, will be available at 12.00 next Thursday,  February 19th.  Peter was Times crossword champion in 2000 and 2007 and is a pioneer in crossword blogging (see Times for the Times).

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ST Cryptic No 2470 – Hints ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2470

A harder than usual Sunday puzzle

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

I rated this as hard because I found it difficult to get started in three out of the four corners.  Most of the answers are everyday words, but you do have to work a bit harder than with the weekday cryptics.

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DT Cryptic No 25846 – Hints ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25846

Today’s puzzle I found a little easy for a Saturday

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If you have come across here from Crossword ends in violence, then you probably have seen my contributions before.  As I mentioned elsewhere on this site, I intend to give substantial hints and tips for the weekday crosswords, but for Saturday I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.

It’s been a struggle finding any clues worth giving hints, this is one of the easiest prize crosswords for a long time.

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