Category Archives: Announcements

Cambridge S & B (2015) – Update

A message from Sil van den Hoek:

For those who missed or forgot about the pre-announcement last December, this is a reminder that there will be a Sloggers & Betters event in Cambridge on Saturday 25 April.… Read More

Spring Masterclass (May 2015) – Update

Spring Masterclass

Midlands, Saturday 9 May 2015

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A message from Guardian setter Boatman:… Read More

Now We Are Six!

Big Dave’s Crossword Blog celebrates its sixth birthday today!

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Is it really six years since, in a moment of weakness, I set up this blog, with the first post published on the following day? … Read More

Cruciverbalists’ Convention (Jan 2015)

Cruciverbalists’ Convention

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It’s time once again for a meeting in London, this time to celebrate the sixth birthday of the blog.  Come along and join us at The Bridge House, 13 Westbourne Terrace Road, London, W2 6NG on the 31st January- any time between 12noon and 7.00pm.… Read More

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our readers

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Big Dave and the team of bloggers would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.… Read More

Cambridge S & B (2015) – Advance Notice

Cambridge S & B
now confirmed: 25 April 2015

A message from Sil van den Hoek:

We are delighted to announce that there will be a Sloggers & Betters meeting in Cambridge next spring. The date is Saturday 25 April 2015, the venue a nice pub: The Castle Inn.

So far, 25+ cruciverbalists showed their interest with a clear “yes!”.… Read More

Spring Masterclass (May 2015)

Spring Masterclass

Midlands, Saturday 9 May 2015

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A message from Guardian setter Boatman:… Read More

Christmas and New Year Puzzles (2014/2015)

Christmas and New Year Puzzles

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

BBC CiNA 3D Calendar Puzzle (2015)

BBC CiNA 3D Calendar Puzzle (2015)

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The BBC CiNA (Children in Need Appeal) 3D Calendar Puzzle for 2015 is now available. Each day has a clue. Each month has a 3D grid to complete.… Read More

Could you have been a codebreaker at Bletchley Park?

The Daily Telegraph’s cryptic crossword on January 13 1942 played a crucial role in helping the Allies win the Second World War. If you can solve it in 12 minutes, you could have helped crack the Enigma code.

You can read all about it, and have a go at the puzzle yourself, here.… Read More