June 20, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 109 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 109 – Review

June 2021

A Puzzle by Radler


The instructions said:

Several answers contain the same three letters in the same order, but sometimes with other letters between them. For example: If the letters were TLA, they appear in the word REPTILIAN as well as more obviously in OUTLAW.

All these answers have normal definitions, but the wordplay in their clues omits the three letters.Continue reading

EV 1492 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1492 (Hints)

PTO by Charybdis

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Charybdis has been setting crosswords for over twenty years for all the outlets for thematic cryptic crosswords so certainly needs no introduction. We have come to expect completely fair clues and a challenging endgame from such an experienced setter and this crossword gave us just that.… Continue reading

ST 3113 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3113 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where the Province’s reopening plan could be under threat from the Delta variant – it seems that I have heard of that happening elsewhere.

Keep staying safe everyone.… Continue reading