Piccadilly (EV) – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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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EV 1465 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1465

Change by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Piccadilly will not be a new name to thematic cryptic crossword solvers. Dave Hennings’ Crossword Database lists almost 100 of his crosswords in the Listener, Magpie, Weekend and EV series so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.… Continue reading

EV 1453 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1453 (Hints)

Four-letter Words by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Piccadilly has been setting crosswords mostly in the Enigmatic Variations series and for the Listener for over thirty years so you can be confident that his clues will be fair and balanced. When we see his name as the setter of a Listener numerical crossword, we tend to shiver (though his recent numerical one had a memorable finish – the numbers had to be converted to words and they gave I HATE NUMERICAL CROSSWORDS BECAUSE MAKING A MISTAKE MEANS STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN) but fortunately we are dealing with words here. Continue reading “EV 1453 (Hints)”