28641 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog


Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28641

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 20th January 2018

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

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DT 28641 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28641 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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Yesterday Jan, Tom Pride’s partner, sent me the following email:

“Would you be so kind as to pass on my heartfelt thanks to all your bloggers who posted so kindly about Tom. They were all on show at his funeral. Your readers might like to read his obituary which appears today in The Times.”

The link to the obituary was published in a couple of places on here yesterday – https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tom-pride-obituary-dlb609zqs – but this is actually behind the Times paywall.  If you subscribe to the Times you should have no difficulty reading it, failing that you can register with the website and view two articles a week without paying the subscription (which is what I did).  Alternatively you can email me via the contact page and I’ll send you a copy.  I particularly like the bit about us – “Another passion was crosswords; he contributed to a crossword blog and would attend conventions with fellow fanatics from all over the world.”.

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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