May 22, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

MPP 120 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 120 – Review

May 2022

A puzzle by Prolixic

We were asked: How many solutions form heteronyms – words that change their meaning depending on how they are pronounced?
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Sunday Toughie 17 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 17 by proXimal

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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This was a real tricky one for me. I was able to have a blog at another of the Sunday Toughie setters (Zandio) in a Friday back page guise and although it was quite tricky I managed it in half the time that this proXimal Toughie took.Continue reading

EV 1540 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1540 (Hints)

Going Postal by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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When we check on Dave Hennings’ crossword database, we find that Piccadilly has been setting crosswords for 33 years, most of them for the Telegraph’s EV series (but also for the Listener, Magpie and Weekend series).… Continue reading

ST 3161 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3161 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where it is time to break out the beer, burgers, and hot dogs for the unofficial start of Summer, as we have a holiday to celebrate the 203rd anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, although those brave enough to party outside will probably need thermal underwear and wellies.… Continue reading