Author Archives: Senf

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

ST 2919 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2919 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where it is beginning to be quite autumnal, the wind blowing the leaves off the trees and zero degrees to start the day on Friday.

Virgilius in a benevolently tricky frame of mind today, there were two clues that were holding out on me, with some misdirection and obfuscation giving us another very enjoyable puzzle, the usual handful of anagrams, a homophone (we haven’t had one of those for a while), and a lurker – all in 28 clues.… Read More

ST 2918 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2918 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg; a very very good Sunday after having a TV camera inserted in the interior of my nether regions for the ninth (plus or minus one) time on Friday – once again the search for my brain was unsuccessful, and, thankfully, so was the search for any sign of the return of the Big C.… Read More

ST 2917 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2917 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – Mother Nature continues to confuse us and herself, a record 34.8 degrees on Tuesday, 11 degrees and rain on Friday, and 9 degrees and rain yesterday.

For me, after a slightly slow start, Virgilius is in a benevolent frame of mind today, maybe it was the Dalwhinnie, giving us another very enjoyable puzzle, the usual handful of anagrams, including partials, and two lurkers, including one of 13 letters!… Read More

ST 2916 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2916 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – signs of autumn this week, two mornings where we started off in low single digit temperatures; but, today, we have a forecast high of 30 degrees so it is all rather confusing.… Read More

ST 2915 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2915 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg on ‘the day that war broke out’ 78 years ago.

After Mister Ron’s Toughie yesterday, Virgilius has returned to benevolence while still giving us another very enjoyable puzzle, the usual handful of anagrams, including two partials, and two lurkers.… Read More

ST 2914 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2914 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg; a flying visit to San Antonio, Texas this week, with thankfully trouble-free travel and decent weather. I feel sorry for those feeling the wrath of Hurricane Harvey this weekend, but happy that I am not still there.… Read More

ST 2913 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2913 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg; a somewhat mixed bag of weather this week – mostly sunny but a rainy start to Wednesday, a foggy start to Thursday, and a thundery start to Friday.… Read More

DT 28509

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28509

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ****

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg. What better way of returning to normality after my two weeks of volunteering at the Canada Summer Games than two hours in the dentist’s chair on Monday afternoon at the beginning of the week.… Read More