Sunday Hints – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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

ST 3039 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3039 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where it got warm enough on Friday afternoon for the start of a snow fall of 20cm which ended yesterday; however, this was less than the amount of snow Vancouver, BC (where it only ever rains!)… Continue reading

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