October 22, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

NTSPP – 089 (Review)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 089

A Puzzle by Hieroglyph

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Hieroglyph makes a return to the NTSPP with a themed crossword.  All of the across clues’ answers relate to the theme of {CHEESE}.  The trick with this type of theme is to make the answers easily solvable from the wordplay so that even if the answer is a word of which you have never heard, you can be reasonably confident that you have arrived at the right answer before checking it.  Here, I think Hieroglyph has succeeded.

Favourite clues are highlighted in blue.

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DT 26690 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26690 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Greetings from Calderdale’s finest NHS holiday camp. I have just escaped the Matron for half an hour to return the favour that Big Dave did for me yesterday

It’s Saturday and here’s today’s Prize Puzzle, As usual, no answers and a few hints. A pleasant enough solver from our Mystery Setter (don’t think it’s Cephas) and I don’t think too many will be taxed by it. Have a great weekend and if you do finish this, have a look at the NTSPP puzzle going up in a wee while.

Many thanks to Phil McNeill for providing today’s puzzle, which can be downloaded from the previous post.

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