Author Archives: Big Dave

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

ST 2854 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2854 (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 – 333

NTSPP – 333

A Puzzle by Alchemi

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DT 28150 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28150 (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 2853 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2853 (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 28144 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28144 (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 28140

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28140

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

ShropshireLad has been called away at short notice today.

I thought this was a workmanlike puzzle with, for me, no stand-out clues.

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

ST 2852 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2852 (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 28138 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28138 (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 2851 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2851 (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 28132 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28132 (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