Senf – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 3068 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3068 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we need some rain and, although it has been promised on several occasions, it hasn’t materialised, at least not in any decent quantity. 

Keep staying safe everyone. … Continue reading

ST 3067 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3067 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we are enjoying a three day holiday weekend with more sensible temperatures than we have had of late. 

Keep staying safe everyone. 

Dada approaching benevolence this week with a sprinkling of Hmms and some recent repeats – I counted five anagrams (three of which were partials), two lurkers, and one homophone – all in a symmetric 28 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 3066 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3066 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where the typical Prairie summer weather has continued with a couple of ‘heat’ warnings ‘thrown in’ – Friday afternoon was 32 degrees, feels like 44 and yesterday was 32 degrees, feels like 41. … Continue reading

ST 3065 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3065 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we have been having typical Prairie summer weather – warm/hot temperatures with high humidity, which creates ideal conditions for late afternoon/evening ‘pop up’ thunder showers!

Keep staying safe everyone. … Continue reading

ST 3064 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3064 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where the temperatures have been closer to seasonal normals before considering the effects of humidity.

Keep staying safe everyone. 

For me, this took about as long to solve as the Thursday and Friday back pagers, so, with a sprinkling of oldies but goodies I consider that Dada was benevolent this week even if there were a few Hmms – I counted four anagrams (two partials), two lurkers, and no homophones – all in a symmetric 28 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 3063 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3063 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we have had another heatwave with temperatures in the thirties and heat indexes in the forties..

Keep staying safe everyone. 

For me, Dada benevolent with some Hmms, some oldies but goodies, and a repetition radar blip – I counted four anagrams, one lurker, and three homophones – all in an almost symmetric 28 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 3062 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3062 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where the heat and humidity are ‘on’ with heat warnings for ‘combined’ temperatures of 38 degrees or more.

On Wednesday, I commented about my photograph of a Blue Jay and a Bald Eagle. … Continue reading

ST 3061 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3061 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we started the week with a three day mini-heatwave which came to an end with an appropriately mini thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon.

Keep staying safe everyone. 

Dada returning to benevolence this week with some oldies but goodies and some repetition radar blips – I counted five anagrams, one lurker, and no homophones – all in an almost symmetric 30 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 3060 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3060 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we have had a few days that were more like early Spring, in terms of temperature and precipitation, than late Spring/early Summer.

Keep staying safe everyone. 

Dada crossing the boundary into quirky this week with quite a few Hmms – I counted eight anagrams, all of which required deletions, additions, or insertions, one lurker, and no homophones – all in an almost symmetric 30 clues, with 17 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3059 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3059 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, after 10 weeks of solving and hinting complete puzzles, I am quite relieved to get back to only having to solve half of the clues to be able to do the hints.… Continue reading