July 4, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

EV 1494 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1494 (Hints)

The North American One by Sea-kale

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Sea-kale has the honour of opening the ladies’ month that is having its second annual airing in the Inquisitor series (see yesterday’s i) and is now happening in the Enigmatic Variations series too. In the EV more lady setters are to come, Vismut, Chalicea and Skylark and the themes will cover much of the world, with The European One, The Asian One, The African One, The Australasian One and the South American One still to come. Sea-kale is the newest lady setter who made her debut with a couple of delightful crosswords in The Crossword Club. This is her very first EV. Continue reading “EV 1494 (Hints)”

ST 3115 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3115 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where after several days in the middle/high 30s we are supposed to cool down (relatively speaking) to the middle/high 20s.

Keep staying safe everyone.

For me, even with two or three oldies but goodies, Dada is staying quirky this week, and is retaining the same grid as last Sunday, with, perhaps, an unindicated Americanism and a clue that might get our Don Quixote out looking for a windmill. … Continue reading