December 19, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 115 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 115 – Review

December 2021

Medal Table by Alchemi

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The instructions were as follows:

Scattered around the grid, in continuous squares in a forward direction, are a number of instances of gold, silver and bronze. Giving 3 pts for a gold, 2 for a silver and 1 for a bronze, what is the total score of medals?
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EV 1518 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1518 (Hints)

Burned Out by Nudd

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Nudd has been setting cryptic crosswords for most of the thematic cryptic outlets for many years. As part of the Rood setter combination, he was winner of the Listener’s Ascot Gold Cup some years ago.… Continue reading

ST 3139 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3139 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where I have heard a totally illogical Covid fact – while care workers in residential care homes are not required to be fully vaccinated, subject to frequent testing if they aren’t, ‘care workers’ looking after the ‘residents’ of the Winnipeg Zoo are required to be fully vaccinated – never has my flabber been so gasted!… Continue reading