August 6, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 80 (Hints)

     Sunday Toughie No 80

by Zandio

      Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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Zandio with a tricky but solvable Toughie today, as usual, I have run out of hints before all the tricky ones are hinted so if you want an extra nudge ask away and I will try to help

An even 14a 14d clues today and I have hinted half(ish) with a couple of bonuses, don’t forget the Maxim of when in doubt look for a lurker ( both forward and backwards today)


Here we go…

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EV 1602 Hints

Enigmatic Variations 1602 (Hints)

Birds by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by Phibs

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This is the second time that I have provided the hints for a puzzle by Piccadilly, probably the only setter to name himself after a cigarette, though I can’t help feeling that Capstan Full Strength has more of a ring about it. I wonder if this particular crossword should carry a health warning…

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ST 3224 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3224 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where it may be beginning to cool down.

For me, and I stress for me, and after an excellent ‘brain food’ supper of cod and chips, Dada somewhat less friendly than usual even with seven anagrams (one partial), two lurkers, and no homophones, – all in a symmetric 32 clues; with 16 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid, you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading