September 13, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

EV 1452 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1452 (Hints)

Bridges by X-Type

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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This is the second of the series of gentle puzzles with hints and tips to help newer solvers.

Previous crosswords in the series by X-Type have been noted for his classic style of cluing. With a different pseudonym, he is a Listener and EV setter of long standing (over thirty years!) who can be relied on to produce relatively gentle puzzles. Continue reading “EV 1452 (Hints)”

ST 3073 (Hints)


Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3073 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, after the ‘late’ autumn weather we had last weekend, we are enjoying ‘late’ summer weather this weekend.

Keep staying safe everyone. 

Having noted that it is now acceptable to use the term ‘quirky’ (see Friday’s blog for example), I have no qualms in saying that, today, Dada is (very) quirky – I counted seven anagrams (five of which were partials), one lurker, and no homophones – all in a symmetric 28 clues, with 16 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading