July 23, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 78 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 78 by proXimal

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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A not as tough as he could be from proXimal today, getting the four long answers got me plenty of checkers. I have even had time to parse and write the review for a week on Wednesday, so If you need a little nudge on unhinted clues just ask
14a and 14d clues today and I have hinted half (ish), Plenty of Lego today but it was the little four-letter ones that amused me most today.

I have just noticed that he has set the EV today too, if my brain is up to it I would be interested to see how they compare

Here we go, Folks…

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EV 1600 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1600

Count by proXimal

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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With proXimal, we know that we have a familiar setter who also sets as eXternal in the IQ and Listener series (and combines with another setter as eXtent). You might know him as Artexlen in the FT and Boz in The Herald. Big Dave’s regulars will know him from Thursday/Friday Toughies and back-pagers, where he’s also normally put in Fridays (used to be Thursdays). With such a range of setting experience, you can be sure you are in safe hands. Continue reading “EV 1600 (Hints)”

ST 3222 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3222 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we seem to be catching up with everyone else in terms of temperature and humidity being above seasonal norms with, of course, a Prairie Storm here and there. … Continue reading