March 5, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 58 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 58 by Robyn

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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I am planning a little trip out with Mama Bee this afternoon and was hoping that Robyn would go easy on me last night. Fortunately, I managed to solve this before my wee dram had evaporated in the glass and have enough time to bring you a few hints for a grid with 14a and 16d clues today. Chat amongst yourselves and someone will help eventually, I will reply when I have got back from my favourite cheese and whisky shop
I started slowly but when the penny dropped on 1a it went straight to the top of my podium and stayed there.

Anyway this isn’t getting the baby bathed

Here we go…

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EV 1580 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1580 (Hints)

Arriviste by Artix

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Artix was chosen by solvers as the compiler of this year’s favourite Inquisitor crossword, one which had WORDLE as its theme. Dave Hennings’ Crossword database lists almost 50 of his crosswords compiled for the Listener (an unforgettable ‘One Shot at a Time’ back in 2012), the Magpie, the Inquisitor series and the EV.… Continue reading

ST 3202 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3202 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, as elsewhere, meteorologists would have us believe that Spring started on Wednesday.  Personally, I go along with the idea that (true, astronomical) Spring begins on the day of the Vernal Equinox, in two weeks and one day time, when it is more likely that Winter will be over.… Continue reading