Author Archives: Senf

ST 2912 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2912 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – only the Women’s Softball Final and the Closing Ceremony (and (most importantly) the volunteers’ appreciation party) of a very successful Summer Games to go.

Another very enjoyable Virgilius puzzle, only 27 clues.… Read More

ST 2911 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2911 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg.

Another very enjoyable Virgilius puzzle, still on the slightly tricky side – the usual handful of anagrams, a couple of lurkers, and a homophone. How many clues did I solve this week?… Read More

ST 2910 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2910 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where I have a busy couple of weeks coming up. I am taking time off from ‘everything else’ (except crosswords, eating, and drinking) to volunteer at the Canada Summer Games which the city is hosting.… Read More

ST 2909 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2909 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have been having a mixture of summer sunshine and storms/heavy showers.  

Another very enjoyable puzzle, but probably the trickiest Virgilius puzzle for quite a while – the usual handful of anagrams (including two partials), one lurker, and three homophones (including one partial).… Read More

ST 2908 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2908 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where summer continues with temperatures in the middle/high 20s, and into the low 30s after adding on the effect of humidity. Unfortunately, the wild fire situation in the British Columbia ‘interior’ is not improving as weather conditions are such that they (gusting winds and low humidity) are ‘assisting’ the fires.… Read More

ST 2907 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2907 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where summer has finally and most definitely arrived, and I have been enjoying volunteering at a professional golf tournament for four days starting on Thursday. One of the mantras of the professional golf organisation in Canada and the USA is ‘giving back.’ One aspect of this is that every tournament raises money for worthy causes and the money raised ‘stays’ in the locale where the tournament is played rather than ‘disappearing’ into a big pot.… Read More

ST 2906 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2906 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday (or whatever day it is in Lady Jane time) morning from Winnipeg on this 150th Canada Day weekend which, for a large number of people, is an almost unnecessary excuse to drink more beer, eat more burgers and hot dogs, and set off fireworks.… Read More

ST 2905 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2905 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg; apparently summer is here, but, so far, it has been wet and windy, and somewhat on the cool side.

Another very enjoyable puzzle, with Virgilius back in a benevolent frame of mind, which I tackled with my usual diligence – the usual handful of anagrams (including a pair of partials), a lurker, a homophone (both not in the hints), a double definition, and a  few oldies but goodies/recent repeats. … Read More

ST 2904 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2904 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg.

Another very enjoyable puzzle with Virgilius back in a tricky frame of mind – the usual handful of anagrams (including a few partials), a lurker, and a (brilliant) double homophone, with one or two oldies but goodies/recent repeats. … Read More

DT 28455

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28455

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.  My second of two turns substituting for the resting and relaxing Deep Threat.  I think that pommers picks up the reins again next week.… Read More