Author Archives: Big Dave

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

ST 2806 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2806 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Read More

NTSPP – 285

NTSPP – 285

Odds & Sods by Alchemi

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DT 27863 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27863 (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 27862

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27862

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

Fans of mechanical puzzles, where you read the clue and then insert the answer, will love this one – but I’m not one of them.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Read More

MPP 038 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 038

July 2015

A puzzle by Alchemi

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Congratulations to Roger Harrison who correctly identified Saint Petersburg (I also accepted St Petersburg) as the city that is the answer to the question, posed in two vertical columns (6 and 12) in the completed grid, “Where is nineteen?” – the answer to 19 Across was “Hermitage”.… Read More

ST 2805 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2805 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Read More

DT 27857 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27857 (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 27854

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27854

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Sorry to disappoint but, after the big buildup from 2Kiwis, the mystery blogger is me! I thought this was a typical Wednesday puzzle. Say no more.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Read More

ST 2804 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2804 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Read More

DT 27851 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27851 (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