April 24, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 13 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 13 by proXimal (Hints)

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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proXimal again today for Sunday Toughie #13. Let’s hope that there is nothing to put fear into any Triskaidekaphobes out there. I half-jokingly asked proXimal whether

“Anything that Triskaidekaphobics have to fear in #13?” – He replied;

“Yes, the four 13-letter entries. Also, a double helping of proXimal tomorrow, as I set the EV puzzle as well.”

I have to say that I didn’t have too much problem with the 13-letter entries but the pesky bird in 25a still eludes me.

Got him! see the spoiler at the end…

Anyway here goes with today’s hints…

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EV 1536 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1536 (Hints)

Gallimaufry by proXimal

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Solvers have already met proXimal, (also known as eXternal in his Inquisitor and Listener crosswords) the EV editor, twice in these hints, and he sets some of the Toughies.  In his last EV he reminded us (with fish) that ‘One man’s meat is another man’s poisson’.… Continue reading

ST 3157 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3157 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where we have been ‘blessed’ with another Colorado Low :negative: but warm enough :roll: that it was mostly rain, at least 50mm, enhanced by thunder, for the three days it was here.… Continue reading