February 27, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 5 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 5 by Zandio (Hints)

Hints and Tips by John Bee

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Hello from deepest wettest  sunny but breezy Yorkshire,

I am beginning to get the hang of these new Sunday toughies. I think they are settling down to a comfortable Tuesday or Wednesday toughie level. I am not sure I will cope if they ramp up to Thursday or Friday difficulty. Zandio said he was responsible for today’s toughie and a fine example it is. The dreaded Reverend Spooner appears but I managed to overcome my nemesis today.

I have given you hints for half the clues and hope you have enough checkers to winkle out the rest. Remember the Miffypops maxim “When in doubt look for a lurker” both of today’s are unhinted and reversed (21 and 26a). Continue reading “Sunday Toughie 5 (Hints)”

EV 1528 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1528 (Hints)

Finish by Xanthippe

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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PLEASE NOTE: An error has slipped into 5 across where QUITE should read QUIET. Apologies from all concerned.

Xanthippe has been setting regularly for the EV series for over twenty years. His crosswords appear too in the IQ and Listener series.… Continue reading

ST 3149 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3149 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where I celebrated the results of yesterday’s two 6 Nations matches with Stilton and Camembert!

Keep staying safe everyone.

For me, if chalk was two weeks ago and cheese was last week, this was definitely at the cheesy end of the scale. … Continue reading