Author Archives: Big Dave

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

ST 2802 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2802 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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The last couple of days have been somewhat traumatic.  Many thanks to all of you for your forbearance during the problems caused by the total failure of the Sunstorm server at the hosting company. … Read More

ST 2801 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2801 (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 27833 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27833 (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 2800 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2800 (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 – 279

NTSPP – 279

A Puzzle by Alchemi

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DT 27827 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27827 (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 1409

Toughie No 1409 by Busman

Easy Peasy

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

If you had been waiting at the bus stop for this Busman, then you would have been there since November 2013. Was it worth the wait? Only if you like your Toughies to be easier than a typical back-page puzzle.… Read More

ST 2799 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2799 (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 27821 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27821 (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 2798 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2798 (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