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ST 3089 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3089 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where yesterday our temperature reached the giddy heights of zero degrees (that’s 32 degrees to my Southern neighbours).

Keep staying safe everyone. 

After last week’s ‘Sunday Toughie,’ this week I hope Dada is benevolently showing us how he intends to carry on at the start of this new decade with some oldies but goodies and one very recent repeat. … Continue reading

EV 1467 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1467 (Hints)

The Flavour of the Month by Gos

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Gos is a familiar name to Listener solvers where he has compiled ten over the last 24 years. This is his fourth puzzle in the Enigmatic Variations series.

Preamble: The puzzle’s theme is a literary work, considered the first of its kind and which might cryptically be called THE FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH.Continue reading

ST 3088 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3088 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg for the last Dada on Sunday (he is on Toughie duty on Tuesday) of the year, where, based on the Canadian criteria, we had a White Christmas by virtue of the 25cms or so of snow that we had on Sunday/Monday and Tuesday/Wednesday and the minus too much temperatures that insured that there was no melting away.… Continue reading

DT 29556 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29556 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

Hosted by Tilsit

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Good morning and I hope you’ve had a good festive period thus far.

I have no printer where I am staying and so tried to find the DT Crossword App (is there one?) and had no success. I tried via the website on my iPad and gave up after half an hour as I couldn’t enter answers. Continue reading “DT 29556 (Hints)”

EV 1466 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1466 (Hints)

All That by Poat

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Poat has been setting thematic cryptic crosswords since 1989 and is a distinguished setter of Listener crosswords. His work has appeared in the IQ and Magpie series and this is his fourth EV crossword.… Continue reading

ST 3087 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3087 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where after a very chilly start to the week on Monday we settled down to slightly above seasonal average temperatures for the rest of the week.

Keep staying safe everyone and a Happy Christmas or whatever you celebrate at this time of year. … Continue reading

DT 29551 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29551 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Good morning from Warrington!

All is well after last week’s lateness. Unless I’m very much mistaken, this has all the hallmarks of a Cephas puzzle and is not overtaxing and all round, it’s a pleasant solve. Continue reading “DT 29551 (Hints)”

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

ST 3086 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3086 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where on Tuesday we had a record breaking high temperature for the day of plus 7 degrees, some 14 or 15 degrees higher than the normal for the second week of December.… Continue reading