Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017 — DT 28401

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28401
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Friday, April 14, 2017
Setter
Giovanni (Don Manley)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28401]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Deep Threat
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 — DT 28400

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28400
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Setter
Shamus (Philip Marlow)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28400]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Kath
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 — DT 28399

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28399
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Setter
Jay (Jeremy Mutch)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28399]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
2Kiwis
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017 — DT 28398

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28398
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28398]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Mr Kitty
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017 — Cox & Rathvon (Preliminary Post)

Introduction

Here is today's puzzle from Cox & Rathvon. I will return later with the solution.

I invite you to leave a comment to let us know how you fared with the puzzle.

Signing off for the moment — Falcon

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017 — DT 28397

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28397
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Monday, April 9, 2017
Setter
Rufus (Roger Squires)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28397]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Miffypops
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017 — DT 28396

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28396
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28396 – Hints]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28396 – Review]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Big Dave (Hints)
crypticsue (Review)
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★ / ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
As this was a Saturday "Prize Puzzle" in Britain, there are two entries related to it on Big Dave's Crossword Blog — the first, posted on the date of publication, contains hints for selected clues while the second is a full review issued following the entry deadline for the contest. The vast majority of reader comments will generally be found attached to the "hints" posting with a minimal number — if any — accompanying the full review.
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 — DT 28395

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28395
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Friday, April 7, 2017
Setter
Giovanni (Don Manley)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28395]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Deep Threat
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — DT 28394

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28394
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Setter
RayT (Ray Terrell)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28394]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
pommers
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017 — DT 28393

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28393
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Setter
Jay (Jeremy Mutch)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28393]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
2Kiwis
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017 — Cox & Rathvon from Eire

Introduction

Today I am staying near Sligo in the Republic of Ireland where I am fortunate enough to have Internet access. Here is today's puzzle from Cox & Rathvon. I'm afraid you will likely be on your own for a solution.

I invite you to leave a comment to let us know how you fared with the puzzle.

Signing off for now — Falcon

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017 — DT 28392

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28392
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Setter
Mister Ron (Samuel) [Unconfirmed]
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28392]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Mr Kitty
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017 — DT 28391

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28391
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Monday, April 3, 2017
Setter
Rufus (Roger Squires)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28391]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Miffypops
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 — DT 28390

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28390
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28390 – Hints]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28390 – Review]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Big Dave (Hints)
crypticsue (Review)
BD Rating
Difficulty - Enjoyment - ★★
Notes
As this was a Saturday "Prize Puzzle" in Britain, there are two entries related to it on Big Dave's Crossword Blog — the first, posted on the date of publication, contains hints for selected clues while the second is a full review issued following the entry deadline for the contest. The vast majority of reader comments will generally be found attached to the "hints" posting with a minimal number — if any — accompanying the full review.
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 — DT 28389

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28389
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Friday, March 31, 2017
Setter
Giovanni (Don Manley)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28389]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Deep Threat
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★ / ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017 — DT 28388

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28388
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Setter
Shamus (Philip Marlow)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28388]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Kath
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017 — Puzzle

Introduction

Today I expect to be travelling somewhere in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland where I may or may not have Internet access. If and when I have the opportunity to post the puzzle, I will do so. However, in the meantime, the forum is open for discussion.

I invite you to leave a comment to let us know how you fared with the puzzle.

Post Script

I spent the weekend in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Internet access at our B&B quit on Friday and never returned so I was unable to post the puzzle until now. Here is the June 3 puzzle from Cox & Rathvon.

Signing off for now — Falcon

Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017 — DT 28387

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28387
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Setter
Jay (Jeremy Mutch)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28387]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
2Kiwis
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★★ Enjoyment - ★★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017 — DT 28386

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28386
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28386]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Mr Kitty
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★★ Enjoyment - ★★ / ★★★
Notes
I am currently on vacation. Today's abbreviated posting was prepared prior to my departure and provides a link to the review at Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published today. However, the National Post has been known to alter its publication schedule unexpectedly, so there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate.

Signing off for today — Falcon