March 8, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ScrewedUp News – Mar 8

ScrewedUp News – Mar 8

Edition 9

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This edition concerns only a small, but important, minority – those brave souls who tackle the Enigmatic Variations in the Sunday Telegraph Seven supplement, or rather those who use the online version rather than the version in the supplement.

The online version of EV No. 853: Deepest Affections by Kruger is missing some key information.

There is also a small problem with the version printed in the newspaper.

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ST Cryptic No 2474 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2474

Selected hints by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **** Enjoyment ****

The second Sunday in a row that I have enjoyed the puzzle – things are looking up.  Only one minor grumble – the top right and bottom left corners of the grid are a bit isolated from the rest.

As Spring is fast approaching, I have changed the header picture once more.  The intention is to show the same view for the current month of the year – those for January and February are still in the Gallery, along with a few new pictures.  The large van in the centre of the picture is the Mobile Library – a lifeline for Mrs BD.

Some of you may have noticed that The Mine is growing too – Popes and Antipopes are among the new additions.  Later today, following one of the clues in today’s General Knowledge puzzle, I intend to add the Hebrew / Jewish calendar.

For the weekend prize crosswords I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.  A full analysis of this puzzle will be available at 12.00 next Thursday,  March 12th.

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