September 5, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

EV 1503 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1503 (Hints)

The Proverbial Way by X-Type

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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This is X-Type’s fourth EV crossword. His generous cluing style, large number of anagrams and use of familiar language will give a speedy solve to old hands and be a pleasure to solve for newcomers to the advanced thematic cryptics.… Continue reading

ST 3124 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3124 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are awaiting the full onset of a fourth wave.

Keep staying safe everyone.

Another puzzle where I will reserve judgement (with an ‘e’ notice).  I counted five anagrams (three partials), one crickety clue (not hinted by me), two lurkers, and two homophones (not hinted by me, but the indicators are reasonably obvious) – all in a symmetric 32 clues; with 16 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading