Sunday Hints – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 3038 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3038 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Don’t forget to follow BD’s instructions in red at the bottom of the hints!… Continue reading

ST 3037 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3037 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have enjoyed several days of unseasonably warm temperatures – highs of mid minus single digits instead of mid minus teens.  

Dada starts the 2020 Sunday puzzles in a benevolent frame of mind, however, there are some quirky synonyms – I counted five anagrams, two of them partials, no lurkers, and one homophone – in a symmetric 28 clues, with 16 hints you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3036 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3036 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where the Boxing Day (or is it Week) Sales are in full swing – I am surprised that people still have funds available, or is it all on plastic?… Continue reading

ST 3035 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3035 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are forecast to have tee-shirt and shorts weather this afternoon with a temperature of plus 4 degrees.

Today, Dada is back to quirky with a sprinkling of seasonal clues – I counted five anagrams (including partials), two lurkers (one reversed), and one homophone – all in an almost symmetric 30 clues, with 17 hints you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3034 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3034 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, as forecast, we had our first polar plunge of the season, or whatever the correct meteorological term is; thank goodness for car accessories such as remote starters and seat warmers.… Continue reading

ST 3033 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3033 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have been enjoying seasonal, or better than seasonal, temperatures for the last week or so – that all comes to an end in a few days time when we will have at least two days with a high temperature of minus 21 degrees.… Continue reading

ST 3032 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3032 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where most of the week has been spent celebrating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers winning Earl Grey’s Cup last Sunday, after a 29 year ‘drought,’ thus becoming Canadian Football League Champions (not real football – a variation of the game played below the 49th parallel – 60 minutes playing time, but it takes 3 hours plus to complete a game).… Continue reading

ST 3031 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3031 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where Winter is beginning to take a firmer grip with more of the fluffy white stuff form of precipitation.

For me, Dada beyond quirky this week, it was almost like turning the clock back 12 months – I counted only two anagrams (one of then partial), one lurker, and two homophones – with a symmetric 32 clues and 18 hints I hope you will be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3030 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3030 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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Let’s start with a poll today. Hands up all those who remember ST 2978. Hands up all those who prefer to not remember ST 2978.

A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg on the first anniversary of Dada as our Sunday setter (strictly speaking it’s tomorrow) when his first puzzle was that rather tricky ST 2978.… Continue reading

ST 3029 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3029 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg on this Remembrance Sunday.

Dada continues to be quirky this week and, perhaps, is bordering on 23a – I counted five anagrams, one lurker (reversed), and no homophones – with 30 clues and 17 hints you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading