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EV 1536

Enigmatic Variations 1536

Gallimaufry by proXimal

Setter’s Blog

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EV 1536 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1536 (Hints)

Gallimaufry by proXimal

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Solvers have already met proXimal, (also known as eXternal in his Inquisitor and Listener crosswords) the EV editor, twice in these hints, and he sets some of the Toughies.  In his last EV he reminded us (with fish) that ‘One man’s meat is another man’s poisson’.… Continue reading

EV 1519 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1519 (Hints)

Satisfaction 2 by proXimal

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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For the last EV of the year we meet proXimal, the EV editor, again. We can be sure of a challenge but fair and carefully constructed clues too. He seems to be promising us ‘satisfaction’ and this is certainly a meaty crossword.… Continue reading

EV 1500 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1500 (Hints)

The Obvious One by proXimal

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Solvers have already met proXimal, the EV editor, a couple of times in these hints, and he sets some of the Toughies. You can be sure of a challenge but fair and carefully constructed clues too.… Continue reading

EV 1486 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1486 (Hints)

Satisfaction by proXimal

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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New solvers have already met proXimal, the EV editor, in EV 1468 some months ago, and he sets some of the Toughies. You can be sure of a challenge but fair and carefully constructed clues too. Continue reading “EV 1486 (Hints)”

EV 1468 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1468

Communication by proXimal

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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That capital X (something to do with crosswords? I am sure proXimal will explain) in the pseudonym of the setter, proXimal, prompts us that we have a familiar setter here who also sets as eXternal in the IQ and Listener series (and combines with another setter as eXtent). They might know him as Artexlen in the FT and Boz in The Herald. Big Dave’s regulars will know him from Thursday/Friday Toughies and back-pagers, where he’s also normally put in Fridays (used to be Thursdays). With such a range of setting experience, you can be sure you are in safe hands. Continue reading “EV 1468 (Hints)”