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EV 1463 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1463

Drawing Parallels by Kcit

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Kcit certainly needs no introduction for EV solvers – his challenging puzzles in all the thematic cryptic outlets (also as Phi) and in the broadsheets, where, among other appearances he is a regular Telegraph Toughie setter, stretch back over almost twenty-five years. Continue reading “EV 1463 (Hints)”

ST 3084 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3084 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where Mother Nature has been ringing the changes on the weather and we have had freezing rain and black ice.

Keep staying safe everyone. 

I don’t think I have used the Q-word for a while but I found that it definitely applies to today’s puzzle. … Continue reading

EV 1462 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1462

Incomprehensible by Kruger

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Kruger will not be a new name to thematic cryptic crossword solvers. Dave Hennings’ Crossword Database lists over 130 of his crosswords in the Listener, Inquisitor, Crossword Magazine, Weekend and EV series so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.… Continue reading

ST 3083 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3083 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we have had some more fluffy white precipitation and with falling temperatures we are getting close to what has fallen not disappearing until the thaw in the Spring.… Continue reading

DT 29527 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29527 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

Hosted by Tilsit

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Greetings from Warrington. Much of my week was spent on a short holiday in the local hospital after an emergency admission last Saturday. Continue reading “DT 29527 (Hints)”

EV 1461 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1461 (Hints)

Key Change by Brock

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Brock is a familiar name to Listener solvers. His ‘Bunch of Fives’ erlier this year was a beautiful creation and he amused us with spoonerisms on a Spooner anniversary not long ago.… Continue reading

ST 3082 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3082 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we are 4 days into 4-ish weeks of Covid Circuit Breaker, fortunately Liquor Stores (Off Licences) are still being classified as essential suppliers.

Keep staying safe everyone. … Continue reading

DT 29521 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29521 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Greetings from Lockdown Central in Warrington. I have just managed to upgrade the software on my iMac to the new Big Sur operating system, with surprisingly little trouble. Accordingly, I can bring you today’s blog.… Continue reading

EV 1460 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1460 (Hints)

A Human Connection by Ranunculus

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Regular EV solvers will have met Ranunculus already. This is his ninth EV crossword and he has set as many for the Inquisitor series but with a different pseudonym, and others for the Listener and Magpie with other pseudonyms yet again.… Continue reading