July 16, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 77 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 77

by Zandio

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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It took a while to get going last night but when the Ladies of Nashville appeared twice and energy food three times, all in the acrosses – it gave me pause to think but it slowly unfolded. A famous 7d Wimbledon Men’s Champion gets a mention on finals day and in 16d I see a regular commenter who is a bit busy marking post-grad essays at the moment.

There are a couple of reverse lurkers with dodgy (to me) indicators, only one of which is hinted, and I have run out of hints before 20d so you will have to decide yourself on which came first but 9a-1a would be a suitable meal for Zandio. I am feeling quite peckish now, but I am not 20d, so would like to add bacon

Here we go…

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Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Dave Hennings’ Crossword Database tells us that this will be X-Type’s seventh EV crossword, previous ones being on I.K.Brunel’s bridges, global warming and the Beatles’ ‘I’ll Follow the Sun’. I know that he sets under at least one other pseudonym.… Continue reading