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EV 1504 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1504 (Hints)

Pick up by Vismut

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Solvers enjoyed Vismut’s last EV during the ladies’ month – she needs no introduction.

Preamble:  Two across clues have an extra word that will give two colours when jumbled together. One colour must be used to shade the cells of two unclued crossing entries which should be filled with the rank (entered cyclically), title, name and regnal number of the theme; the second colour must be used to shade a further 78 cells to complete a display of his allegiance.Continue reading

EV 1496 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1496 (Hints)

The European One by Vismut

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Vismut bexame one of the rare lady setters of advanced cryptic crosswords three years ago and her compilations have appeared in the Listener, the Magpie, the Inquisitor series and the EV.… Continue reading

EV 1457 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1457 (Hints)

A Clear Law by Vismut

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Like Skylark, Vismut joined the relatively small band of lady setters just a couple of years ago and has challenged solvers of the Listener, Magpie, Inquisitor and Enigmatic Variations series with crosswords that nearly always oblige us to extend our knowledge of a fascinating range of subjects. This one is no exception. Continue reading “EV 1457 (Hints)”