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EV 1629 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1629 (Hints)

Ceaselessly by Curmudgeon

Hints and tips by Phibs

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The author Anne Rice, most famous for Interview with the Vampire, used the pseudonym Anne Rampling when writing a couple of slightly risqué novels. I believe that my fellow blogger, whose output frequently appears under the name Chalicea, uses the nom de clef Curmudgeon for her somewhat edgier puzzles. Though let’s be clear that we’re not talking here about the cruciverbal underworld inhabited by Private Eye‘s Cyclops, and certainly not the nether regions of decency explored by the appropriately-styled setters of the Craptic Crossword in Viz. Strong stuff this is not, although I’m sure the wordplay in 10a and the definition in 9d would never have sullied the thoughts of the demure Chalicea.

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EV 1507 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1507 (Hints)

Deathblow by Curmudgeon

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Curmudgeon has set in the 3D Crossword Calendar since the very first of those colourful creations which are in aid of the BBC Children in Need project, and the RNIB. She also sets in the Crossword Club’s Crossword magazine.… Continue reading