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EV 1545

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SUBJECT, VERB, OBJECT by Gaston

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EV 1545 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1545 (Hints)

Subject, Verb, Object by Gaston

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This will be Gaston’s 25th crossword in the Enigmatic Variations series. Solvers will remember his puzzle where we drew a map of the jumps in the Grand National, then his final puzzle after the EV Ladies’ Month where he included geographic features in ‘The South American One’ and his ‘Quest’ that took us back to Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author.… Continue reading

EV 1531 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1531 (Hints)

The Correct Solution by Gaston

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This will be Gaston’s 24th crossword in the Enigmatic Variations series. Solvers will remember his puzzle where we drew a map of the jumps in the Grand National, then his final puzzle after the EV Ladies’ Month where he included geographic features in ‘The South American One’ and his ‘Quest’ that took us back to Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author.… Continue reading

EV 1514 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1514 (Hints)

Quest by Gaston

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This will be Gaston’s 22nd crossword in the Enigmatic Variations series. Solvers will remember his puzzle this spring, where we drew a map of the jumps in the Grand National, then his final puzzle after the EV Ladies’ Month where he included geographic features in ‘The South American One’.… Continue reading

EV 1499 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1499 (Hints)

The South American One by Gaston

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For EV solvers, Gaston needs no introduction. His recent puzzle gave us a map of the Grand National course. We  always enjoy his generous and very fair clues.

Preamble:  Each of 18 across clues and 18 down clues leads to a single superfluous letter in its wordplay.Continue reading

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