September 20, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 100 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 100 – Review

September 2020

A Puzzle by Prolixic


Big Dave’s blog celebrates another milestone Continue reading “MPP 100 – Review”

EV 1453 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1453 (Hints)

Four-letter Words by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Piccadilly has been setting crosswords mostly in the Enigmatic Variations series and for the Listener for over thirty years so you can be confident that his clues will be fair and balanced. When we see his name as the setter of a Listener numerical crossword, we tend to shiver (though his recent numerical one had a memorable finish – the numbers had to be converted to words and they gave I HATE NUMERICAL CROSSWORDS BECAUSE MAKING A MISTAKE MEANS STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN) but fortunately we are dealing with words here. Continue reading “EV 1453 (Hints)”

ST 3074 (Hints)


Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3074 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we had two sub-zero mornings this week – the first, but not the last, of this Autumnal season.

Keep staying safe everyone. 

Dada is still quirky this week, with at least a couple of Hmms – I counted four anagrams (one of which was a partial), one lurker (reversed), and no homophones – all in a slightly asymmetric 27 clues, with 15 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading