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EV 1498

Enigmatic Variations 1498

The Australasian One by Eclogue

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Thematic answers are names of UK nuclear testing operations carried out in the 1950s in Australasia; letters falling out of the answers spell MARALINGA, test site for most of the operations.


G’day! As we saw with EV 1478 “EXCUSEZ-MOI”, every dog has its day, and on Sunday 1 August 2021, it was Eclogue’s day once more.Continue reading

EV 1498 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1498 (Hints)

The Australasian One by Eclogue

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Eclogue sets regularly for the Magpie, Crossword magazine, Inquisitor and the EV series. Their crosswords have been appearing in all those advanced thematic cryptic outlets for over ten years so you have probably already solved several of them and know you can expect fair cluing and a theme that might possibly teach you something.… Continue reading

EV 1478 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1478 (Hints)

Excusez-moi by Eclogue

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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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 1454 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1454 (Hints)

Ramjets by Eclogue

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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We have been finding crosswords by the Eclogue team in a range of publications of thematic cryptics over the last ten years, the EV, Crossword, the Inquisitor series and the Magpie, and we know that the clues will challenge us but be fair and that there will be a smile when we spot the theme. Continue reading “EV 1454 (Hints)”