June 11, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 72 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 72 by proXimal

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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proXimal has provided us with a proper Toughie today. I had a bit of trouble getting going in the NW corner but the bottom half gave me a foothold and I worked up from there. He always gives me a bit more of a stretch than our other Sunday Toughie setters but I got there eventually, It was quite late when I had the final swig of the Port and Wine cask finished Laphroaig last night.

An unusual 15a and 16d clues today and I have hinted just under half, pipe up if you need an extra nudge or two.
15d is a candidate for Terence’s THE LIST if ever I saw one but as it is a straightforward anagram it remains unhinted

Here we go, Folks…

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EV 1594 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1594 (Hints)

Vicinities by Stick Insect

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Stick insect is well into double figures for the EVs he has produced and solvers will be familiar with his Listener and Magpie puzzles too, and confident that there will be an entertaining endgame.… Continue reading

ST 3216 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3216 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where I am trying to decide if going outside in June when the temperature is plus 32 degrees, feels like plus 38, is better or worse than going outside in February when the temperature is minus 30 degrees, feels like minus 35.… Continue reading