Friday – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 30016

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30016
Hints and tips by Miffypops with a bit of help from StephenL
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Miffypops Rating – Difficulty Last nights beer had an effect – Enjoyment I enjoy them all, ish. This was a delight 

Beavers rating (I think he liked it) Difficulty ******Enjoyment *****

Good Morning Continue reading “DT 30016”

DT 30010

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30010

Hints and tips by Sloop John Bee

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

Good Morning from North Yorkshire. Deep Threat is still on holiday so I am back for another go at the back pager. I am also at work until 18:30 so apart from a brief visit during my lunch break I will be unable to comment.… Continue reading

DT 30004

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30004
Hints and tips by Stephen L

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

Good morning everyone from a sunny South Devon.
My turn to stand in for Deep Threat today. I was feeling a little hungover after the jubilee celebrations 🇬🇧 but a sea swim has cleared it and the setter (Zandio?) has given us a very fine puzzle, no obscurities just clever wordplay, Continue reading “DT 30004”

DT 29998

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29998
Hints and tips by Miffypops
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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from the bottom of the Barrel. Deep Threat is on holiday in France so we’ve generously given him a full break from blogging. Today we have a fine puzzle from one of my favourite setters. Continue reading “DT 29998”

DT 29992

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29992

Hints and tips by Sloop John Bee

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from North Yorkshire. Deep Threat is having a well earned holiday, so Miffypops, Stephen L and myself will be rotating Friday blogging duties until he returns refreshed,
I have no real idea of gauging ratings so I will leave those alone for others to assess.… Continue reading

DT 29986

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29986

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. I have other commitments today, so no pictures or music for you.

I thought this was a fairly typical Friday puzzle. It took me well into *** time, but that may have been because I was very tired when solving it last night.… Continue reading

DT 29980

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29980

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where we have a sunny start, but rain forecast later.

The parsing of a couple of today’s clues gave me some amount of headscratching, but I enjoyed the overall result.… Continue reading

DT 29974

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29974

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

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 29968

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29968

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. A cloudy start to the day, with some sun forecast for later.

A reasonably straightforward puzzle today, with no particular hold-ups for me.… Continue reading

DT 29962

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29962

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs this sunny Good Friday morning.

We have one of ProXimal’s trademark X-less pangras this morning (though I see that he has also set the Toughie today, so I may be wrong).… Continue reading