Senf – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 3039 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3039 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where it got warm enough on Friday afternoon for the start of a snow fall of 20cm which ended yesterday; however, this was less than the amount of snow Vancouver, BC (where it only ever rains!)… Continue reading

ST 3038 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3038 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Don’t forget to follow BD’s instructions in red at the bottom of the hints!… Continue reading

ST 3037 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3037 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have enjoyed several days of unseasonably warm temperatures – highs of mid minus single digits instead of mid minus teens.  

Dada starts the 2020 Sunday puzzles in a benevolent frame of mind, however, there are some quirky synonyms – I counted five anagrams, two of them partials, no lurkers, and one homophone – in a symmetric 28 clues, with 16 hints you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3036 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3036 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where the Boxing Day (or is it Week) Sales are in full swing – I am surprised that people still have funds available, or is it all on plastic?… Continue reading

ST 3035 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3035 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are forecast to have tee-shirt and shorts weather this afternoon with a temperature of plus 4 degrees.

Today, Dada is back to quirky with a sprinkling of seasonal clues – I counted five anagrams (including partials), two lurkers (one reversed), and one homophone – all in an almost symmetric 30 clues, with 17 hints you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3034 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3034 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, as forecast, we had our first polar plunge of the season, or whatever the correct meteorological term is; thank goodness for car accessories such as remote starters and seat warmers.… Continue reading

ST 3033 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3033 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have been enjoying seasonal, or better than seasonal, temperatures for the last week or so – that all comes to an end in a few days time when we will have at least two days with a high temperature of minus 21 degrees.… Continue reading

DT 29228 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29228 (Hints)
The Saturday Crossword Club – Hosted by Senf

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A very good morning from Winnipeg!  Don’t be alarmed, you have not ‘lost’ a day, it really is Saturday.  Big Dave is on his way to London (with The George as his final destination) so I am enjoying a day in The Saturday Crossword Club and I will be in my usual Sunday ‘slot’ tomorrow.

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

Don’t forget to follow BD’s instructions in red at the bottom of the hints!

Continue reading “DT 29228 (Hints)”

ST 3032 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3032 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where most of the week has been spent celebrating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers winning Earl Grey’s Cup last Sunday, after a 29 year ‘drought,’ thus becoming Canadian Football League Champions (not real football – a variation of the game played below the 49th parallel – 60 minutes playing time, but it takes 3 hours plus to complete a game).… Continue reading

ST 3031 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3031 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where Winter is beginning to take a firmer grip with more of the fluffy white stuff form of precipitation.

For me, Dada beyond quirky this week, it was almost like turning the clock back 12 months – I counted only two anagrams (one of then partial), one lurker, and two homophones – with a symmetric 32 clues and 18 hints I hope you will be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading