December 18, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 47 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 47 by proXimal

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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Welcome from a frosty Yorkshire, but far from the Canadian level of cold Senf is enduring.

I could have saved myself from the final tricky solves last night if I had noticed the view answers button that was available on the old website, but when I got to the tricky ones and saw it I was determined to not succumb to the temptation. This morning the new website seems to be behaving itself and I have submitted my answers as normal. I think I will revert to scanning and emailing my entry until they sort out the websites

Not a lot of Christmas in today’s clues, those Christmas fruits I don’t like make a reappearance in 27a, but the holly that lurks in 5d is not the lurker (or direction) you seek.

I guess that next weeks online toughie will be a little bit more Christmassy (and tougher) I wonder who will be setting that?

Anyway this isn’t getting the baby bathed

Here we go, Folks…

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EV 1570 (Hints)

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Scratching the Surface by Cranberry

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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We have a new setter name: welcome to Cranberry. As a debut crossword this is no cake-walk. No doubt it will keep solvers busy for a while, as next Sunday is Christmas Day so there will be no EV.… Continue reading

ST 3191 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3191 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we have been ‘enjoying’ a slower moving than usual Colorado Low which, over three and a half days, added 25cms, plus or minus, to our snow on the ground. … Continue reading