November 2020 – Page 8 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29510

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 23510

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja where the Covid restrictions have been tightened a bit. It’s not a lockdown like in England as shops and bars remain open and we’re free to move around but there are restrictions on travel.  One is not allowed the cross regional borders so I have to remain within the area of the Communitat Valenciana which is a pain because our apartment is in the next door region of Murcia so we can’t go there.

After a couple of slightly tricky Monday puzzles for my last two blogs we seem to be back to normal today.  There’s a couple of clues with some complicated wordplay but on the whole I found it fairly straightforward.
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EV 1459 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1459 (Hints)

Winning by Ifor

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Ifor will be a very familiar name to thematic cryptic crossword solvers. 95 crosswords by Ifor appear on Dave Hennings’ Crossword Data Base and they have been set for the Listener, The Magpie, the Inquisitor series and the Enigmatic Variations series so you can be confident that you are being challenged by the work of a polished setter.… Continue reading

ST 3080 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3080 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, in the early hours of this morning, we turned our clocks back one hour and tomorrow morning, like most of the UK, we turn the clock back 7 months to go back into lockdown or Code Red as it is now being called!… Continue reading