February 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

EV 1476 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1476 (Hints)

After Steelman by Chalicea

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Chalicea’s crosswords are generally welcomed because they are not too difficult and often because they have abundant thematic material in them. This one is a typical example. Continue reading “EV 1476 (Hints)”

ST 3097 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3097 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, in Canada, a third vaccine (AstraZeneca) was at last approved this week.  We hope its availability will do something to improve on the glacial rate of getting the stuff into peoples arms. … Continue reading

Toughie 2600

Toughie No 2600 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment *****

An easier (relatively speaking) puzzle from Elgar today with particularly clever references to Joe Root and Gareth Southgate. No Nina.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Continue reading

DT 29609

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29609

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a bright, sunny South Staffs. Still another seven weeks (at least) before I can get a haircut: I’m beginning to feel like that Australian sheep which was featured this week!… Continue reading

DT 29608

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29608

Hints and tips by Miffypops

I’m not here to be perfect. I’m here to be me

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BD Rating – Difficulty  – Enjoyment

Oh how I love to see a bung in at one across. A mood setter and a boost to ones confidence.… Continue reading