Author Archives: Big Dave

Big Dave is a retired IT Consultant who lives in the beautiful Worcestershire village of Hanley Swan.

NTSPP – 371

NTSPP – 371

A Puzzle by Alchemi

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DT 28378 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28378 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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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.… Read More

DT 28372 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28372 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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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.… Read More

DT 28366 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28366 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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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.… Read More

MPP – 057 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 057

February 2017

Substitutions by Alchemi

Congratulations to Gazza, who has entered the competion many times, is usually first or second to submit his answer, but had yet to win.  Well, Mrs BD has changed that and drawn his name fom the electronic hat so that he can claim his choice of any of the Telegraph Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.… Read More

DT 28360 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28360 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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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.… Read More

CrypticCrosswords.net unavailable

Update 11:00 am

Normal servie now appears to be resumed.  The Prize crossword will now close at midnight tonight.  If you are still having access problems please let me know via a comment on this post.

The CrypticCrosswords.net website is currently unavailable.  While this is being investigated I have decided to extend the deadline for the February Prize Puzzle.  This will also mean that the review will not be available until after the new deadline, which will be announced when normal service has been resumed.… Read More

DT 28354 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28354 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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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.… Read More

DT 28348 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28348 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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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.  I’ll try to add some pictures later [now added  BD], but it’s a busy day at BD Towers as it is Mrs BD’s birthday.… Read More

DT 28342 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28342 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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Tilsit has asked that all those who are providing clues for the Birthday Jumbo crossword should send them to him by Monday at the latest so we can publish the puzzle next weekend.

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.… Read More