Category Archives: Highlight

Performance Problems – an Update

As I’m sure you are all aware the site has been suffering from poor performance for a long time. Evohosting, the previous hosting company, recommended that I switch to a Virtual Private Server (VPS) provided by Daily Internet, their parent company. I decided instead to move the site to a VPS from SmartHosting over the weekend of 27th/28th February.… Read More

Christmas and New Year Puzzles (2015/2016)

Christmas and New Year Puzzles

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

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

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

Christmas and New Year Puzzles (2013/2014)

Christmas and New Year Puzzles

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Phil McNeill has kindly provided me with the puzzle publication and closing dates over the Christmas and New Year period, and I have produced a table which also includes the dates you can expect to see those puzzles reviewed here.… Read More

Crossword Centenary Convention

Sloggers, Betters and other Cruciverbalists’

Centenary Convention

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To commemorate the centenary of the crossword, we really should have a proper get-together for all the regulars, be they high-profile or lurkers.  Everyone, from novices to occasional solvers to the all-correct Listener élite, is welcome.… Read More

Cryptic Crossword Solving Research (Update – Sep 2013)

Problem-solving ability is key to Cryptic Crossword Success

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Researchers:

Dr. Philip Fine and Dr. Kathryn Friedlander, University of Buckingham… Read More

RNIB 3D Crosswords Cup (2013)

RNIB 3D Crosswords Cup – Saturday 12th October

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We are holding a crossword event in Holborn, London in October along with an email competition alongside to raise funds for RNIB Pears Centre which provides a home and outstanding education for youngsters with visual impairment and other complex needs.… Read More