February 5, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 54 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 54 by Zandio

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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A bit of confusion as to exactly when I started blogging the Sunday Toughies but I am pretty sure that  I am approaching the first anniversary of my attempts at blogging. I reviewed the Sunday Toughie from #2 but blogged the hints from #4, I have enjoyed the tussle and I think I solved this quite quickly. Senf is welcome to his Glenlivet and deserves his six years service medal, I hope I last as long. I was fuelled by “Jeyes Fluid” (Bunnahabhain Toiteach a Dha before midnight and Laphroaig Cairdeas – Port and Wine to finish) last night and my nightcap was not delayed as long as it was when Zandio set the New Years Day toughie. 

14 each way and I have hinted half, I could have picked many but will plump for Peter’s romantic meeting in 5d.

Here we go…


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EV 1576 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1576


Hints and tips by The Numpties

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There is no need to introduce Kruger who has been setting EV crosswords for over 26 years. We always find his crosswords challenging and this one was no exception but we had to admire the skill of the setter.… Continue reading

ST 3198 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3198 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, six years ago to the very day, and 314 Sunday blogs ago, I started my Sunday blogging ‘career’ and I have never looked back.

Assisted by a Speyside Glenlivet – none of that Western Isles ‘Jeyes fluid’ for me!… Continue reading