October 11, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

EV 1456 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1456 (Hints)

Villains by Stick Insect

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Stick insect will be a familiar setter for Toughie solvers. He has been setting EV crosswords for some years and also appears annually in the Listener series and has recently set for the Magpie too. With such an experienced setter you can be confident that his clues will be well set and fair. We found this crossword to be of about the same difficulty as the ‘average’ Listener (a Magpie C rating, say) and it will challenge newer EV solvers but it will be well worth sticking with it as you will probably love the endgame (one Numpty did – the other ‘hadn’t a clue’). Continue reading “EV 1456 (Hints)”

ST 3077 (Hints)


Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3077 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, as a way of insulating myself from the insanities outside my window and beyond, I have been watching, and in some cases re-watching, episodes of Lewis (and Hathaway) that have ‘popped up’ on YouTube. … Continue reading