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EV 1540

Enigmatic Variations 1540

Going Postal by Piccadilly

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EV 1540 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1540 (Hints)

Going Postal by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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When we check on Dave Hennings’ crossword database, we find that Piccadilly has been setting crosswords for 33 years, most of them for the Telegraph’s EV series (but also for the Listener, Magpie and Weekend series).… Continue reading

EV 1521 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1521 (Hints)

Tops and Tails by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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The last two EVs by Piccadilly were the one with a Playfair square and his ‘Two Straight Lines’ which were horizontal and vertical. Clearly his themes range considerably and we can expect something unusual.… Continue reading

EV 1505 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1505 (Hints)

Two Straight Lines by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Piccadilly’s last EV crossword was ‘Boricahf’, where we had to solve a Playfair square to find three types of spaniel, so you know that you can expect something unusual.

Preamble:  Each set of clues is presented in alphabetic order of its answers, to be entered where they will fit in one of the four identical quadrants.Continue reading

EV 1490 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1490 (Hints)

BORICAHF by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Piccadilly has been setting EV puzzles for over a quarter of a century and, of course, we meet him in the Listener series, but this one is a new departure for most EV solvers. Continue reading “EV 1490 (Hints)”

EV 1477 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1477

Overlapping by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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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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