29646 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29646

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29646

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 10th April 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Kolkata. First of all, I would like to state that C.G. Rishikesh Sir of Chennai, one of the bloggers of Big Dave’s Crossword Blog, passed away just two days ago (on the 14th). The last time I met him was at the Grand Finale of the Indian Crossword League (IXL) at Bengaluru in December 2018. Incidentally, that was the first time we sat together for lunch. He asked me about my family members and I answered him. He was a very soft-spoken person. But again, incidentally, it had been only a matter of months when I happened to click on ‘Meet the Bloggers’ here for the first time to discover his name (Rishi), although I had been participating in the Monthly Prize Puzzle Contests since 2014. Had I known then, I would have asked him at the Finale to share his experience with Big Dave’s Blog. Now that he is no more, I pray to the Almighty for his peaceful, eternal rest. Continue reading “DT 29646”

DT 29646 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29646 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Welcome to another chilly Saturday in Crosswordland – I’ve two thoughts on who set this Prize Puzzle so I’ll be interested to see if one of them turns up to claim responsibility. I’m a last minute stand-in for the hard-working Tilsit and have to have lunch quite promptly today as Mr CS has his second jab this afternoon. This means that I’ve not been able to add illustrations to these quickly bashed out hints (which may please some more than others). Continue reading “DT 29646 (Hints)”