April 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

NTSPP 638

A Puzzle by Twmbarlwm

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DT 29975 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29975 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

Hosted by Senf

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Hello, it’s me again.  Sadly, Tilsit is off attending to a family bereavement.

Today, we have a pangram which would suggest a continuing ‘run’ for Cephas but I am only prepared to put half a crown of my five bob on it being one of his. … Continue reading

Toughie 2844

Toughie No 2844 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

What a pleasure to blog a Notabilis again. A lovely puzzle full of clever misleads. Thanks CS for the illustration to 8d.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Continue reading

DT 29974

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29974

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from chilly, grey South Staffs.

A pretty standard Friday crossword for me, taking just into *** time.

In the hints below, the definitions are underlined.… Continue reading

DT 29969

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29969

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 23rd Apr 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. Yet again, a friendly and straightforward Saturday puzzle from Cephas that I enjoyed solving and thereafter writing a review of the same for your kind perusal and important feedback.
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Toughie 2843

Toughie No 2843 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Firefly has given us a theme today – I counted ten eleven (Thanks to Jonners for correcting my counting) answers fitting the theme. Thanks to Firefly.… Continue reading

DT 29973

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29973
Hints and tips by StephenL
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Good morning everyone from South Devon. After last Thursday’s appearance of Mr T, I wasn’t expecting to see him gracing our “pages” today but there’s no doubt that this is one of his. Continue reading “DT 29973”

DT 29972

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29972

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Our pleasant autumn weather continues. Long may it last.

We note that Jay as Logman has set today’s Toughie so we can be pretty certain that this is by a different setter. We found it quite a lot harder than we are used to on a Wednesday with quite a lot of GK required in places.… Continue reading