10 Glorious Years

Birthday Bash

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The blog will have been going for 10 years on 28th January and to celebrate we will be having our usual Birthday Bash, at the same venue as last year.  Come along and join us at The Bridge House, 13 Westbourne Terrace Road, London, W2 6NG on the 26th January – any time between 12 noon and 7.00 pm. Read More »

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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DT 28950

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28950

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. Well there’s a surprise – it’s only just light enough to be able to see that it’s snowing in Oxford. Anyway, now on to the crossword.… Read More

ST 2985

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2985

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Moring All! This was about 2 -3 star territory for me but I enjoyed many of the clues.

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Toughie 2160

Toughie No 2160 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

We are privileged to have another superb puzzle from the late Petitjean. Thanks once more to his family for allowing us to enjoy the large body of work that he left behind.… Read More

DT 28949

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28949

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Most holiday-makers are back at work again now but there are still about 3 weeks of summer school holidays to go. Not that either of these things makes much difference to happily retired people like us.

Jay up to his usual high standard with today’s puzzle.… Read More

Toughie 2159

Toughie No 2159 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty * –  Enjoyment ****

 

Welcome everyone.  I like some Tuesday Toughies to be accessible to back page solvers, but can’t pretend that I found this of more than ** back-page difficulty.  Perhaps it was just the effect of concentrating properly on blog day, and I’ll get complaints about rating too low.  We’ll see!

That aside, there were still some nice “aha!” moments and plenty to make me smile, so I’m a happy solver.  I hope you are too. 

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DT 28948

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28948

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello, everyone.  Today's puzzle takes the difficulty and the enjoyment up a notch from yesterday.  Which I suppose is just what we want on a Tuesday.  I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.

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DT 28947

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28947

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Good morning from South Warwickshire where the day has begun brightly.

The hints and tips are written to help and I hope they do. Definitions are underlined. Illustrations may or may not be relevant.… Read More

Rookie Corner – 249

A Puzzle by Zplig

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