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EV 1482 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1482

MAP by Gaston

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Gaston is a familiar name to EV solvers and needs no introduction.

Preamble: Eight suitably positioned and thematically connected elements are hidden in the completed grid . Five of these are of a kind and should be coloured appropriately (35 cells).Continue reading

EV 1480 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1480

Spoiler Alert by Kcit

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Kcit, who appears also as the setter Phi, has been setting crosswords for over 30 years for the Listener and Magpie series and the Inquisitor and EV. He also sets as Phi for the BBC Music Magazine and appears regularly with crosswords of medium difficulty in the Telegraph Toughie series.… Continue reading

EV 1479 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1479

Transmutations by Wan

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Wan’s crosswords appear in the Listener, Magpie, IQ and EV series. Thematic cryptic solvers are sure to have solved one of his before. With all that compiling experience, you can be sure that you are in safe hands, with fair clues.
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EV 1478 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1478 (Hints)

Excusez-moi by Eclogue

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Crosswords by Eclogue have been appearing in the EV and IQ series, Crossword Magazine and the Magpie, and on the Crossword Centre for over ten years. We are usually treated to his creations on the Crossword Centre message board at Christmas. Continue reading “EV 1478 (Hints)”

EV 1477 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1477

Overlapping by Piccadilly

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Piccadilly gives us a relatively gentle solve with an original device affecting eleven entries and no other complicated device to unravel. This one is sure to please our newer solvers (and of course, the old hands too!)
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