Author Archives: Senf

ST 2929 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2929 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where we have been ‘enjoying’ the effects of a ‘Colorado Low’ (no prizes for guessing where that started out from, or where it’s heading) with low temperatures down to -18 degrees, plus (or minus?) wind chill effect, but not too much of the white stuff (yet).… Read More

ST 2928 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2928 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where the weather has been all over the place in terms of temperatures and precipitation.

The benevolence shown by Virgilius over the last couple of weeks has disappeared this week – the usual handful of anagrams, some multiple definitions, three homophones, and two lurkers all contained in 27 clues. … Read More

ST 2927 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2927 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where we had a heatwave on Friday – plus 3 degrees!

Virgilius in a very benevolent frame of mind this week with a total of only 28 clues – the usual handful of anagrams, including partials, some double definitions, a homophone, and a couple of lurkers.… Read More

ST 2926 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2926 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where the ‘foothills’ of this winter’s snow disposal mountains are already being formed.

Virgilius reverts to benevolence this week with a hint of oldies but goodies and some good obfuscation. … Read More

ST 2925 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2925 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where the rivers are already freezing over! Although, it will be a while before the ice fisherman are allowed to start.

And, a very happy birthday to Cryptic Sue!… Read More

ST 2924 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2924 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – more wintry weather this week, with increasing amounts of soft fluffy white stuff.

Another typically excellent Virgilius puzzle in which he has returned to benevolence (at least I think so); the usual handful of anagrams, including partials, and only one lurker.… Read More

ST 2923 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2923 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – some wild, even wintry weather this week – as shown by my car on Thursday morning – with more in the forecast.

A typically excellent Virgilius in which he has, once again, been quite tricky with some good misdirection and obfuscation.… Read More

ST 2922 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2922 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where this week the weather has been ‘all over the map’ – very windy on Wednesday (not quite Ophelia or Brian levels) 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph, and a record 24.3 degrees on Friday.… Read More

ST 2921 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2921 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, in the early hours of yesterday morning, we had some precipitation of the soft fluffy white variety; fortunately, it had all disappeared by mid-morning.

Virgilius back to being quite tricky with, I thought, some ‘synonym stretching.’ Nevertheless, another very enjoyable puzzle, the usual handful of anagrams, including partials, one lurker, and one homophone.… Read More

ST 2920 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2920 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where last week I had my flu shot, and it worked, this week I had the flu; hot toddies and ‘stuff’ from the pharmacy appear to have worked, but, as a precaution I will continue with the hot toddies for a few more days. … Read More