October 1, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 88 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 88 by Robyn

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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One of the friendliest Sunday Toughies today, only the allegedly popular composer gave me pause for thought, a somewhat intimidating grid without a lot of starting checkers but sorting the four outermost clues got the ball rolling and the rest flowed smoothly

14a and 14d clues today and I have hinted half,  as usual I will try and provide a nudge for any that hold out but I will probably be taking Mama Bee out in my new motor, I hope the neighbours don’t think it was my car alarm that woke the neighbourhood at stupid o’clock this morning

Here we go…

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EV 1610 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1610 (Hints)

Adversaries by Shark

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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For anyone who struggled with the rather astonishing and spectacular Shark compilation in September’s Magpie,  the name will produce anticipations of ‘shark-infested waters’ – no gentle paddling here. But no, surprisingly Shark has produced a bit of fun that slots in somewhere near the other end of compiling difficulty and complexity though there are a number of challenging clues, so this set of hints is substantial.… Continue reading

ST 3232 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3232 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg and welcome to October – a few weeks ago it was ‘what jacket do I wear today?’, this week, in mostly very pleasant early Autumnal weather, it has been ‘do I need to wear a jacket today?’… Continue reading