Author Archives: Big Dave

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

ST 2862 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2862 (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 28198 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28198 (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

The Site should now be available. Please let me know, via a comment on this post, if you encounter any problems.

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The upgrade to WordPress 4.6 failed and the site is currently unavailable.

I hope to be able to add more soon… Read More

ST 2861 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2861 (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 28192 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28192 (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

Toughie 1655

Toughie No 1655 by Osmosis

Watch out – The Grumpy Old Man is back!

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

Dutch will be away for the next three Fridays, and you will have a different blogger for each of them.

I found this puzzle to be difficult but lacking in that “je ne sais quoi”, as Jean-Luc might say.… Read More

ST 2860 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2860 (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 28186 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28186 (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 2859 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2859 (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 28180 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28180 (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