October 23, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 39 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 39 by proXimal

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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I am a bit under the weather today, proXimal gave me a good brain mangling last night and the after-effects of a COVID booster make me feel like I have been beaten up by a baseball bat all night. Today’s mystery parsing is 9a but as it is just 2/3rd checked a guess should suffice. Not sure I will have the energy or time to illustrate too many but anyway.
Here we go, Folks…

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EV 1562 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1562 (Hints)

Loss by Kcit

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Kcit needs no introduction for EV solvers. Dave Hennings’ crossword database tells us that he has been setting them since 1993. We know he will give us a challenge and this crossword is no exception to that norm.… Continue reading

ST 3183 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3183 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, at the end of the week, we had a mini-heatwave with high temperatures in the mid-teens!

For me, Dada reasonably friendly with four long uns, seven anagrams (three partials), one lurker, and one homophone – all in a symmetric 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