Friday – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 30154

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30154

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A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

proXimal was ‘on duty’ last Friday, so if today’s setter is indeed one of the Friday triumvirate my five bob is on this being a Zandio production; if it is not him then I am clueless.… Continue reading

DT 30148

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30148

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A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

Zandio was ‘on duty’ last Friday, Silvanus was on back page duty yesterday, so my five bob was on this being a proXimal production even before, on completion, I saw that we have an X-less pangram.… Continue reading

DT 30142

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30142

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A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

Silvanus was ‘on duty’ last Friday, proXimal was on Toughie duty yesterday, so my five bob is saying that this a Zandio production.… Continue reading

DT 30136

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30136

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A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

So, we seem to have a trend developing where one of the Friday triumvirate is the setter for a non-Ray T Thursday – Silvanus two weeks ago and proXimal yesterday. … Continue reading

DT 30130

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30130

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A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

As he was on Toughie duty yesterday this is unlikely to be a Silvanus production; it can happen, we did have him for Thursday Toughie/Friday back pager 6 weeks ago but, according to the myth, lightning never strikes in the same place twice. … Continue reading

DT 30124

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30124

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A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

Amazingly, after yesterday’s loss I did find another five bob in loose change by looking down the side of chair cushions, so, as we have a Pangra where the missing letter is the 24th of the alphabet, I am confident in saying that this is a proXimal production.… Continue reading

DT 30118

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30118

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A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

The ‘smoothness’ of the clues suggests to me that Silvanus is the red hot odds-on favourite to be today’s setter so I don’t think that Huntsman is going to get much of a return on the five bob that he was prepared to risk yesterday.… Continue reading

DT 30112

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30112

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A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg where we are at the beginning of a holiday weekend – for us it is our version of Thanksgiving, while our Southern neighbours will celebrate Columbus not finding the land mass on which they reside.… Continue reading

DT 30106

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30106

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A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

After last week’s topsy-turviness, back to a regular roster of setters for this week.  So, which member of the Friday triumvirate do we have today? … Continue reading

DT 30100

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30100

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A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

Somewhat of a topsy-turvy week for setters with the CL ‘special’ on Monday, and Jay and Ray T ‘absent’ from the back page as they were in their Toughie alter egos. … Continue reading