Greetings from Ottawa, where autumn is firmly entrenched with daytime highs in the mid-teens and overnight lows dipping to near frost level. Fortunately, we were well out of the path of hurricane Fiona and thus escaped the devastation that she wreaked on Atlantic Canada.… Continue reading
A not-too tricky Sunday Toughie from Zandio today. I cannot confirm whether it was harder than his Friday offering as work and Mama Bee curtailed my cruciverbalism that day.
Several cups of 16d were required to parse a couple and I hope I have got them now, please feel free to correct me if you disagree. I have hinted half of an even 14a/14d, but even so, there are quite enough hard ones unhinted. I think I have the latitude to help with a few bonuses if you want more hints, just ask away and I will try and help.
This is X-Type’s sixth EV crossword. His generous cluing style and use of familiar language will give a speedy solve to old hands and be a pleasure to solve for newcomers to the advanced thematic cryptics.… Continue reading
A good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where on Thursday, the last (partial) day of astronomical summer, we started off the day at a chilly plus 1 degree.
For me, Dada sort of friendly, although it took me a little while to ‘get going’ – six anagrams (two partials), one lurker, and one (doubtful) homophone – all in an asymmetric 28 clues; with 14 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading
Crypticsue and Mr CS are celebrating a significant anniversary today – many congratulations to them and best wishes for an enjoyable day. I’ve been called off the bench to provide a few hints for the Saturday Prize Puzzle.… Continue reading
As usual with Elgar, an extremely satisfying solve with lots of amazing clues, though a slow start, a slow middle and a slow finish. Several clues parsed after completion – some while writing up the blog, which often happens with me.… Continue reading