Author Archives: Big Dave

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

ST 2883 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2883 (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.

Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”.… Read More

DT 28330 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28330 (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

ST 2882 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2882 (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.

Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”.… Read More

DT 28324 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28324 (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

ST 2881 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2881 (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.

Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”.… Read More

DT 28318 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28318 (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

ST 2880 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2880 (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.

Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”.… Read More

DT 28312 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28312 (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

Christmas and New Year Puzzles (2016/2017)

Christmas and New Year Puzzles

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Puzzle publication and closing dates over the Christmas and New Year period.… Read More

ST 100008 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 100008 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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An unusually early Christmas lunch, to accommodate Son of BD who is working 2:00 pm till 9:00 pm today, has delayed these hints.

This puzzle is only available online as there are no newspapers today.Read More