Sunday Hints – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 3049

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3049

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where in several jurisdictions, as in the UK, liquor stores (off licences) have been declared essential businesses, cheers everyone, hic! :wink:

Seriously, and once again, wherever you are in our cruciverbalist world, stay safe everyone – it’s going to get a lot worse before it even starts to get better. … Continue reading

ST 3048 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3048 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where I have been self-medicating with Tanqueray and Tonic and Mouton Cadet and it appears to be working as I have not succumbed to any virus or malaria :wink:

Seriously, wherever you are in our cruciverbalist world, stay safe everyone. … Continue reading

ST 3047 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3047 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, with most things closing down as a result of you know what, I am very grateful for crosswords in general and Big Dave’s Blog in particular.

Dada less quirky than last week, but that still means there are some Hmms and even a groan or two with plenty of Lego required – I counted six anagrams (two partials), one reverse lurker, and no homophones – all in a symmetric 28 clues, with 16 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3046 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3046 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, some time overnight, we ‘sprang forward’ and I presume/hope that WordPress has coped with this event and published the blog at the ‘normal’ UK time.  I really wish the practice was abandoned completely; my solution would be to split the difference and set the clocks to 30 minutes ahead of what is called Standard Time in North America and leave them there.… Continue reading

ST 3045 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3045 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, apart from our unexpected 30cm of snow last October, which disappeared almost as quickly as it arrived, we have apparently had an average winter snowfall up to the end of February of around 90cm.… Continue reading

ST 3044 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3044 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we have been having a roller coaster ride with temperatures ending up with a T-Shirts and Shorts plus 2 degrees on Friday.

Unexpected benevolence from Dada this week but still with a few Hmms (one to raise the ire of RD) – I counted five anagrams, one lurker, and no homophones – all in an asymmetric 29 clues, with 17 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3043 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3043 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where Mother Nature has been reminding us that it is still Winter with snow showers and, for two or three days, temperatures in the minus 20s before adding on (subtracting?)… Continue reading

ST 3042 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3042 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, starting on Friday morning with a temperature of minus 26 degrees, we have another blast of winter!  And, there is another storm about to leave the Eastern Maritime Provinces heading for .… Continue reading

ST 3041 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3041 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, as it is a week since the Birthday Bash, it is the third anniversary of my taking over the Sunday blogging chair from BD.  Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!… Continue reading

ST 3040 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3040 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, in my area of the city, there was a temporary parking ban from 7:00pm on Wednesday to 7:00am on Thursday to allow for clearing of compacted snow from the roads, with threats of tickets and being towed for those who ignored the ban. … Continue reading