Reader Survey 3

Which puzzles do you solve regularly?

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When Mr K first told me that he would like to run a survey I agreed, but told him that earlier polls had been been filled in by around 30 people so he was not to expect a huge response.  You can imagine my surprise, and pleasure, when that first survey hit 1,500 (which is about 20% of the estimated number of visitors to the site each day).  We have agreed that we will only do these surveys sparingly, so I hope you won’t mind giving us your views on this one.  BD


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Welcome

Welcome to Big Dave’s Crossword Blog

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You have reached the world’s biggest and best crossword blog.  If you are looking for help with the Daily and Sunday Telegraph cryptic crosswords, a total of 11 puzzles a week, then you have come to the right place.

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NTSPP – 420

NTSPP – 420

Oldies by Phibs

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DT 28671 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28671 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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If you haven’t already done so, please take a couple of minutes to complete our survey.  Your views are important to us.  Don’t keep putting it off – the results should be published on Tuesday, so there’s not much time left.


As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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Toughie 1975

Toughie No 1975 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Mr K

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

 

Hello, everyone.  With Dutch off skiing this week, it’s fallen to me to welcome you all to a fine Notabilis Toughie.  I believe that this is my first encounter with one of his puzzles.  It certainly won’t be the last.… Read More

DT 28670

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28670

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cold and frosty morning.

Nothing too 14a from Giovanni this morning, with only a couple of clues which needed to be teased out, and not very much General Knowledge.… Read More

DT 28665

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28665

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 17th February 2018

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

I didn’t have any problems with the NW corner, unlike other solvers on the day, but it did take me a smidge longer than I’d have expected for a Saturday puzzle.… Read More

Toughie 1974

Toughie No 1974 by Myops

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello everyone.  No, it’s not Tuesday again already!  Bufo is otherwise engaged today.

This is only about the second Myops I’ve done and I found it a bit different. … Read More

ST 2938

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2938

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 11th February 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All! There are some wonderful clues in this!

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. You can also add your assessment by selecting from one to five stars at the bottom of the post.

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DT 28669

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28669

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where the temperature is well above freezing, it has been raining, the snow is melting, and flooding is starting to be a concern in parts of the region.… Read More

Toughie 1973

Toughie No 1973 by Donnybrook

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This is the first time I’ve had a Donnybrook Toughie to blog and I found it a gentle but pleasant experience. There are lots of proper nouns and at one stage I thought there was going to be a mini-theme relating to scientists but we only got as far as two examples.… Read More

DT 28668

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28668

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Last week we mentioned the cyclone Gita that was causing damage in Samoa and Tonga and could be coming our way. It did continue on its inverted “S” track down the Pacific until eventually reaching us in the last few days.… Read More