Category Archives: Announcements

Autumn Masterclass (Nov 2015) – Update

Boatman has sent an update:

Places are filling up for my Autumn Masterclass on Saturday 28 November 2015. Grab yours while you can!… Read More

A new TV opportunity for crossword lovers

Cal Lewis is looking for the people with a keen interest in crosswords to take part in a run-through for a new wordplay show that is being developed at ITV.

The run through is not for broadcast, but there will be a small cash prize to be won on the day.

Participants should be fun and creative as the game will require them to race against the clock, and compete against their fellow contestants to try and win the prize.… Read More

Autumn Masterclass (Nov 2015)

Autumn Masterclass

Brighton, Saturday 28 November 2015

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A message from Guardian setter Boatman:

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Sloggers and Betters 12

Sloggers and Betters 12

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What? The 12th “Sloggers and Betters” gathering for crossword setters and blog contributors and readers will take place in London, following on, as in previous years, from the annual lunch for Times setters.
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Spring Masterclass (May 2015) – Positively the Last Update

Spring Masterclass

Midlands, Saturday 9 May 2015

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A message from Guardian setter Boatman:… Read More

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