Sunday Hints – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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

ST 3028 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3028 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where a week of confusion caused by the difference between Manitoba time and UK time being reduced to 5 hours, with the end of BST last Sunday, ended at 2:00 am when our clocks ‘fell back’ to Central Standard Time. … Continue reading

ST 3027 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3027 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg from where I am hoping that all UK (and EU) participants remembered to turn their clocks back one hour last night, over here, we don’t have to do that until next weekend, I think. … Continue reading

ST 3026 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3026 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where this is my 150th overall blog – 142 STs and 8 DTs – so, perhaps, I have only solved and hinted on the equivalent of 79 puzzles plus or minus a few.… Continue reading

ST 3025 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3025 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, after enjoying a balmy 19 degrees on Tuesday, we topped out at 6 degrees on Wednesday and, starting on Thursday, with the mercury falling even further, the wet stuff turned to two and a bit days of white stuff, courtesy of a ‘Colorado Low‘, and the Red River Floodway has been ‘activated’ for the first time ever in the Autumn since it was completed in 1968. … Continue reading

ST 3024 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3024 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, after near record rainfall of over three times the monthly average in September and continuing rainfall in this first week of October, plus the result of storms in North Dakota and Minnesota, the Red River looks like it is at Spring thaw flood levels, except there aren’t any mini-icebergs floating downsteam.… Continue reading

ST 3023 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3023 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where the mercury is falling; we started out yesterday at 0 degrees and have a forecast high of 7 degrees for today.

Dada is very quirky today – six anagrams (two partials), one lurker, but no homophones.… Continue reading

ST 3022 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3022 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we had our mini-heatwave at the beginning of the week with 30 degree temperatures plus another 6 or 7 degrees for the effect of humidity!  Then we have ended the week with a stormy Friday and a very ‘soggy’ Saturday with very soaked fields, flooded streets, and flooded basements.… Continue reading

ST 3021 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3021 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have had a cool (temperatures in the  low teens) and wet week with a forecast of a mini-heatwave starting today with expected temperatures in the upper twenties – go figure!… Continue reading