July 25, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

EV 1497 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1497 (Hints)

The Asian One by Chalicea

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Chalicea is one of the most prolific of crossword compilers appearing regularly in the Magpie, the Listener, the Inquisitor series, and the EV as well as in Crossword magazine and the 3D Calendar series where she sets as Curmudgeon. She also sets ordinary cryptics for the Telegraph Toughie series and back-page crosswords and has been setting the weekly cryptic crosswords for the Farmers Guardian for years. Her puzzles are popular because they usually contain lots of thematic material and are not too difficult. Continue reading “EV 1497 (Hints)”

ST 3118 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3118 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have had some, but not enough, welcome rain.  We have also had three or four days of Air Quality Alerts caused by drifting smoke from more than 130 wild fires in Manitoba and more in NW Ontario. … Continue reading