April 3, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 10 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 10 by proXimal (Hints)

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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proXimal is back in the chair today, for his fourth of the new Sunday Toughies.
I have hinted quite a few and even included few bonus pics. I found this quite a challenge but got there in the end. My parsing of a couple is lacking and I am prepared to be led by better brains on 9a and 26a. I have just got a new mobile phone and will be monitoring the blog whilst out with Mama Bee.

I solved this on the puzzles site last night, and now I am having a go at the Dada on my new mobile app. I notice that the toughie has not yet appeared on the app and plead with Mr Lancaster to get it on there ASAP.

 

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EV 1533 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1533 (Hints)

Nothing by Hedge-sparrow

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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This will be Hedge-sparrow’s sixth EV crossword. He is a familiar setter to Listener solvers and his themes range through lots of fields of knowledge but his title ‘Nothing’ tells us nothing.

Preamble: Clues are presented in conventional order.Continue reading

ST 3154 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3154 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where Spring has sprung more or less, but we can’t tell if the grass has riz because most of it is still covered by the last vestiges of three months of snow that is reluctant to melt completely, however we do have birdies, mostly the small hardy ones, such as sparrows, that are with us all year round.… Continue reading