Sunday Hints – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 3179 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3179 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where on Thursday, the last (partial) day of astronomical summer, we started off the day at a chilly plus 1 degree.

For me, Dada sort of friendly, although it took me a little while to ‘get going’ – six anagrams (two partials), one lurker, and one (doubtful) homophone – all in an asymmetric 28 clues; with 14 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3178 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3178 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where it is just about time to get the pullovers out and hope that the moths haven’t been munching on them, the woollen ones that is, during the summer.… Continue reading

ST 3177 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3177 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A good Sunday morning from Winnipeg.

For me, Dada not so friendly, perhaps my afternoon nap wasn’t long enough, with a sprinkling where it seemed that a synonym of a synonym was required, also known as Dada’s personal thesaurus – only four anagrams (three partials), one lurker, and one homophone – all in a symmetric 32 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 3176 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3176 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have had a mini-heatwave to end August and begin September at the start of a holiday weekend which is considered to signal the end of Summer mostly because the schools start the ‘new year’ on Tuesday.… Continue reading

ST 3175 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3175 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where Summer is ‘hanging on’ for as long as possible.

For me, Dada less friendly than he has been recently with five anagrams (two partials), two lurkers (one reversed), and two homophones (one partial) – all in a symmetric 32 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 3174 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3174 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we continue to experience Summer Storms with a funnel cloud here and there but nothing more serious than that (fingers crossed).

For me, Dada being quite friendly with seven anagrams (two partials), one lurker, and no homophones – all in a very slightly asymmetric 27 clues; with 14 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3173 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3173 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are in our longest rainless period, apart from a millimetre or two here and there, of the summer.  Thankfully, nowhere near as hot as last year and not as hot as most of the UK. … Continue reading

ST 3172 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3172 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have had all sorts of Prairie summer weather this week including on Tuesday a (very) small tornado about 50 km North of the city with, thankfully, no harm done.… Continue reading

ST 3171 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3171 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are enjoying a three day holiday weekend, quite what the reason is I am not absolutely certain but I’ll take it anyway.

For me, Dada providing a bit of a head scratcher especially with two in the NE and one in the SW, with five anagrams (one partial), one lurker (reversed), and two homophones – all in a symmetric 26 clues; with 13 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3170 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3170 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have cooled down to the low/middle 20s.

For me, Dada providing a quirky puzzle of two halves, NW and SE, the latter being the more friendly, with, if I have counted correctly, eight anagrams, seven of them partials, one lurker (reversed), and one homophone – all in a symmetric 28 clues; with 14 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading