July 18, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 110 Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 110 – Review

July 2021

Twingram – A Puzzle by Phibs


The instructions said: I intended that every letter of the alphabet should appear twice in at least one entry. Predictably, something has gone wrong, but I think the problem can be fixed by changing one letter in the grid. What is the existing solution which I would need to amend?Continue reading

EV 1496 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1496 (Hints)

The European One by Vismut

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Vismut bexame one of the rare lady setters of advanced cryptic crosswords three years ago and her compilations have appeared in the Listener, the Magpie, the Inquisitor series and the EV.… Continue reading

ST 3117 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3117 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, as a two dose vaccinee, I now have several ‘freedoms,’ but masks are still de rigeur, such as being able to go to the cinema – if only there were some decent films to go and see .… Continue reading