March 6, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 6 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 6 by ProXimal (Hints)

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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Hello from Yorkshire,

The dead tree has just arrived and I can confirm that this is a ProXimal.
I had to give it a good coat of looking at before it revealed itself but I got there in the end.

I would like to have hinted 11d as that was my trickiest solve but it remains only partially parsed. I will be lenient in the wielding of the naughty step about that clue.

I have hinted half of the clues and that should give enough checkers but if the gap created by 11d is causing problems I will toss in 27a as an anagram of first two words and the last word is the definition.

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EV 1529 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1529 (Hints)

Pine Box by Vismut

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Vismut’s last EV crossword, ‘Pretty Lights’, produced that beautiful baptistry window. ‘Pine Box’ we read with a hint of dismay. This sounds more funereal. We know that a Vismut crossword is going to challenge us.… Continue reading

ST 3150 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3150 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, while the meteorologists believe that Spring began on the first of the month, Mother Nature knows that there are two more weeks of Winter to go and plenty of time for more snow!… Continue reading