Saturday, August 17, 2019

Saturday, August 17, 2019 — 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, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019 — DT 28976 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28976
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28976 – Hints]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28976 – 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.
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019 — DT 28975 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28975
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Friday, February 15, 2019
Setter
Giovanni (Don Manley)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28975]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Deep Threat
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 — DT 28974 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28974
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Setter
RayT (Ray Terrell)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28974]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Kath
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 — DT 28973 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28973
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Setter
Jay (Jeremy Mutch)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28973]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
2Kiwis
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★★ Enjoyment - ★★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019 — DT 28972 (Published Saturday, August 10, 2019) (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28972
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28972]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Mr K
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
This puzzle appears on the Monday Diversions page in the Saturday, August 10, 2019 edition of the National Post.
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019 — 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, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019 — DT 28971 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28971
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Monday, February 11, 2019
Setter
Campbell (Allan Scott)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28971]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Miffypops
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019 — DT 28970 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28970
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28970 – Hints]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28970 – Review]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Big Dave (Hints)
gnomethang (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.
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 — DT 28969 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28969
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Friday, February 8, 2019
Setter
Giovanni (Don Manley)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28969]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Deep Threat
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — DT 28968 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28968
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Setter
proXimal (Steve Bartlett)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28968]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Falcon
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019 — DT 28967 (Published Saturday, August 3, 2019) (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28967
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Setter
Jay (Jeremy Mutch)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28967]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
2Kiwis
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
This puzzle appears on the Monday Diversions page in the Saturday, August 3, 2019 edition of the National Post.
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019 — Odd Or Even

Introduction

In today's puzzle from Cox & Rathvon, the roll of the dice (5a) comes up odd or even. There also seems to be a bit of an artistic and musical sub-theme to the puzzle (11a, 7d, 9d, 19d, 25d).

Thank you to Henry for posting the solution (see the Comments section below).

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

Signing off for today — Falcon

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019 — DT 28966 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28966
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28966]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Mr K
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ / ★★★ Enjoyment - ★★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019 — DT 28965 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28965
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Monday, February 4, 2019
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28965]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Miffypops
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
The National Post has skipped DT 28960 through DT 28964 which were published in The Daily Telegraph from Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to Saturday, February 2, 2019.
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 — DT 28959 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28959
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Monday, January 28, 2019
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28959]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Miffypops
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 — DT 28958 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28958
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28958 – Hints]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28958 – Review]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Mr K (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.
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019 — DT 28957 (Published Saturday, July 27, 2019) (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28957
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Friday, January 25, 2019
Setter
Giovanni (Don Manley)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28957]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Deep Threat
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
This puzzle appears on the Monday Diversions page in the Saturday, July 27, 2019 edition of the National Post.
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019 — Down East Reveal

Introduction

A big 20d to Henry for providing the solution to today's puzzle from Cox & Rathvon.

The title of today's post is inspired by the 11a and 27a duo.

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

Signing off for this week — Falcon

Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019 — DT 28956 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28956
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Setter
proXimal (Steve Bartlett)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28956]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Falcon
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★★ / ★★★★ Enjoyment - ★★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019 — DT 28955 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28955
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Setter
Jay (Jeremy Mutch)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28955]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
2Kiwis
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 — DT 28954 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28954
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28954]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Mr K
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 — DT 28953 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28953
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Monday, January 21, 2019
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28953]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Miffypops
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019 — DT 28952 (Published Saturday, July 20, 2019) (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28952
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Setter
Unknown
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28952 – Hints]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28952 – Review]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Tilsit (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.
This puzzle appears on the Monday Diversions page in the Saturday, July 20, 2019 edition of the National Post.
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019 — CatDog

Introduction

Might today's puzzle from Cox & Rathvon be a salute to the character CatDog from the television series of the same name originally broadcast from 1998 to 2005 on Nickelodeon, a US cable channel for children?

Now I ask myself, is this really children's entertainment?


Many thanks to Henry for supplying the solution (see Comments section below) while I was basking in the sun at the lake. Given the extreme temperatures over the weekend, the following old joke comes to mind:
Comic: "Man, it was hot yesterday!"
Straight Man: "How hot was it?"
Comic: "It was so hot that I saw a dog chasing a cat — and they were both walking."
I invite you to leave a comment to let us know how you fared with the puzzle.

Signing off for today — Falcon

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019 — DT 28951 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28951
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Friday, January 18, 2019
Setter
Giovanni (Don Manley)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28951]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Deep Threat
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019 — DT 28950 (Vacation Edition)

Vacation Edition
Puzzle at a Glance
Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph
DT 28950
Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Setter
RayT (Ray Terrell)
Link to Full Review
Big Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 28950]
Big Dave's Crossword Blog Review Written By
Kath
BD Rating
Difficulty - ★★★ Enjoyment - ★★★
Notes
For the summer, I am taking a break from producing a detailed review of weekday puzzles. Instead, I will be found relaxing by a pristine lake at a rustic off-grid campground. During this period, I will post an abbreviated "Vacation Edition" which provides a link to the review on Big Dave's Crossword Blog for the puzzle that I expect to be published that day. However, as the National Post occasionally skips puzzles, there is no guarantee that my forecast will necessarily prove to be accurate. I will continue to post the Saturday puzzle although the review will likely appear a few days later.