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ST 3126 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3126 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, unlike some other Provinces, Manitoba is more or less ‘holding its own’ against the Fourth Wave with the majority of new cases occurring in a region that has the lowest vaccination rate where the residents presently prefer to rely on Ivermectin, a horse de-wormer (absolutely true), and most of the other bogus remedies coming from our Southern neighbours.… Continue reading

ST 3125 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3125 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, on Friday night, we had a thunderstorm with some welcome, but not enough, rain.  Meanwhile, in the early hours of yesterday, Hurricane Larry ‘hit’ the city of St John’s and the surrounding area of SE Newfoundland – fortunately, no casualties, just downed trees and power outages, etc. … Continue reading

ST 3124 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3124 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are awaiting the full onset of a fourth wave.

Keep staying safe everyone.

Another puzzle where I will reserve judgement (with an ‘e’ notice).  I counted five anagrams (three partials), one crickety clue (not hinted by me), two lurkers, and two homophones (not hinted by me, but the indicators are reasonably obvious) – 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

ST 3123 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3123 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, after the heatwave, we seem to be having an early ‘taste’ of Autumn with ‘high’ temperatures in the high teens and low twenties plus some welcome rain.… Continue reading

ST 3122 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3122 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, at the beginning of the week, I completed reading Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy – three volumes of his expert ‘weaving’ of fictional characters into real events from the 1910s up to the 1980s.… Continue reading

ST 3121 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3121 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have had some rain, somewhere between 30mm and 40mm but a mere drop in the bucket compared to what we actually need, then a couple of strange days which started off with single digit temperatures, and now we are back in the 30s!… Continue reading

ST 3120 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3120 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where a weather summary for July was provided during the week – July was the 21st consecutive month of below average precipitation and the ‘dryest’ and the second ‘hottest’ month of that ilk in the 148 years since record keeping began, which has all lead to a plague of grasshoppers for the farmers to contend with..… Continue reading

DT 29748 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29748 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Another Saturday when you have not slept for over 24 hours.  Yesterday evening, well afternoon my time, Tilsit asked me if I could cover for him today as, once more, work was ‘getting in the way’ for him, so here I am standing, or should it be sitting, in again.… Continue reading

ST 3119 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3119 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where it continues to be hot and dry with air quality alerts as the wild fires continue to the North and East of us.  This might be a holiday weekend but, because of Covid, it is difficult to differentiate a ‘special’ weekend from all the rest.… Continue reading

ST 3118 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3118 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have had some, but not enough, welcome rain.  We have also had three or four days of Air Quality Alerts caused by drifting smoke from more than 130 wild fires in Manitoba and more in NW Ontario. … Continue reading