Author Archives: Big Dave

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

ST 2754 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2754 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a number of the more difficult clues and provide hints for them.

DT 27552 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27552 (Hints)

Big Dave’s 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.

Toughie 1229

Toughie No 1229 by proXimal

Vlad still rules, OK!

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

Not yet quite up to the standard set for Friday Toughies by Elgar, but a very pleasant puzzle nonetheless.

Toughie 1228

Toughie No 1228 by MynoT

A load of 20 across?

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

A relatively straightforward Toughie from MynoT. One enjoyment star has been docked for the howler in 6 down.

Toughie 1226

Toughie No 1226 by Dada

Double Trouble

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

I’m not sure what has happened to Toro today so I have put this review together somewhat hastily.

ST 2753 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2753 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a number of the more difficult clues and provide hints for them.

DT 27546 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27546 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Crossword Club

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Today is your last chance to enter our July Prize Puzzle.
This month’s prize has been donated by Tim Moorey.

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.

Toughie 1225

Toughie No 1225 by Sparks

Serendipity

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

I found this Toughie to be comparatively easy but very entertaining.

ST 2752 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2752 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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Don’t forget to have a go at the Monthly Prize Puzzle?

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a number of the more difficult clues and provide hints for them.

DT 27540 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27540 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Crossword Club

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Have a go at our July Prize Puzzle. This month’s prize has been donated by Tim Moorey.

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.

As this is a Prize crossword, please don’t put any ANSWERS, whether WHOLE, PARTIAL or INCORRECT, or any ALTERNATIVE CLUES in your comment.

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