December 22, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 091 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 091 – Review

December 2019

Initial Letters – A Puzzle by Alchemi

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The instructions provided by Alchemi said “Some words when said aloud begin with the sound of their first letter, eg BEAST,. CEASE or PEASHOOTER, unlike BOY, CAST or PHILOSOPHER. How many of today’s answers begin with the sound of their first letters?”

Our December winner is Rahmat Ali, who wins a Telegraph puzzles book of his choice so long as he lives in the UK.  Rahmat enters most months so it is good to see his name come out of the electronic hat. Continue reading “MPP 091 – Review”

ST 3035 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3035 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are forecast to have tee-shirt and shorts weather this afternoon with a temperature of plus 4 degrees.

Today, Dada is back to quirky with a sprinkling of seasonal clues – I counted five anagrams (including partials), two lurkers (one reversed), and one homophone – all in an almost symmetric 30 clues, with 17 hints you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading