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EV 1522 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1522 (Hints)

Consequences by Eclogue

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Eclogue has been setting regularly for the EV series for the last eight years. Solvers will remember The Australasian One that appeared after the ladies’ month last summer.

Preamble: The answers to eight normal clues each provide the potential CONSEQUENCES for their respective entries.Continue reading

ST 3143 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3143 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where I have no idea of what is happening or supposed to be happening and I don’t think the Province does either!

Keep staying safe everyone.

For me, Dada not as friendly as he been for the last several Sundays. … Continue reading

DT 29885 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29885 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club (hosted by Tilsit)

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Good morning from a chilly and frosty Warrington. We have a nice new Tim Horton’s to drive through (not thru!) so we have some really nice coffee to accompany this Curate’s egg of a puzzle.
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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

ST 3142 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3142 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winterpeg where we are cycling through several days of extreme cold followed by a couple of days of warm enough for snow, rinse and repeat. Still, when all this (frozen) moisture gets into the water table during the Spring thaw we may not be in ‘drought conditions’ any more!… Continue reading

DT 29879 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29879 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club (hosted by Tilsit)

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A very quick blog today as I am working and feeling a bit under the weather.  Maybe that’s why I found this a bit of a challenge. I could probably have given hints to most of the clues.  But we can’t. Continue reading “DT 29879 (Hints)”

EV 1520 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1520 (Hints)

Consequences by Stick Insect

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Stick insect is well into double figures for the EVs he has produced and solvers will be familiar with his Listener and Magpie puzzles too, and confident that there will be an entertaining endgame.… Continue reading

ST 3141 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3141 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A Happy New Year and a very good Sunday morning from Winterpeg where it is taters in extremis (= a high of -27C yesterday)!

Keep staying safe everyone.

For me, Dada as friendly as he was last Sunday. … 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

ST 3140 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3140 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Boxing Day morning from Winnipeg from where I trust that you have awoken from your tryptophan induced slumbers bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to take on Dada’s latest challenge.

A very big thank you to our esteemed editor for providing me with an advance copy of today’s puzzle so that I could complete the solving and the preparation of the hints in advance of the festivities.… Continue reading