Author Archives: Big Dave

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

DT 28767 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28767 (Hints)

The 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 28761 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28761 (Hints)

The 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 28755 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28755 (Hints)

The 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

GDPR Compliance

As from today, anyone leaving a comment or contact message will need to tick the checkbox “By using this form I agree with the storage and handling of my data by this website” as part of our GDPR compliance. Some regulations, while meaning well, are a confounded nuisance and I apologise for making you do this.

Update – 02 June 2018

Plugin disabled as it might be resposible for the recent performance problems.… Read More

DT 28737 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28737 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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When I solve a puzzle online, I try to solve the clues in the order they are presented. Today I achieved that for probably the first time with a daily cryptic. The downside of this is that it makes it difficult to pick the harder clues for these hints, so I have provided a hint for every other clue.… Read More

Toughie 2018

Toughie No 2018 by Beam

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

The review is now ready.  It was a bit late as I missed the fact that Bufo is away and had been waiting for the review that was not coming!… Read More

DT 28731 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28731 (Hints)

The 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 28725 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28725 (Hints)

The 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 071 – Review

MPP 071 – Review

Jumbled Perimeter by Alchemi

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The instructions were:

The perimeter of the grid contains a simple arithmetical expression, but the letters on each edge are anagrams of the words (one word on each edge).Read More

DT 28719 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28719 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Many happy returns to Her Majesty on the occasion of her 92nd birthday, and to all those who share this day, including Chris Lancaster, Libellule and last, but not least, myself.

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