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ST 3064 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3064 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where the temperatures have been closer to seasonal normals before considering the effects of humidity.

Keep staying safe everyone. 

For me, this took about as long to solve as the Thursday and Friday back pagers, so, with a sprinkling of oldies but goodies I consider that Dada was benevolent this week even if there were a few Hmms – I counted four anagrams (two partials), two lurkers, 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 3063 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3063 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we have had another heatwave with temperatures in the thirties and heat indexes in the forties..

Keep staying safe everyone. 

For me, Dada benevolent with some Hmms, some oldies but goodies, and a repetition radar blip – I counted four anagrams, one lurker, and three homophones – all in an almost 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 3062 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3062 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where the heat and humidity are ‘on’ with heat warnings for ‘combined’ temperatures of 38 degrees or more.

On Wednesday, I commented about my photograph of a Blue Jay and a Bald Eagle. … Continue reading

ST 3061 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3061 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we started the week with a three day mini-heatwave which came to an end with an appropriately mini thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon.

Keep staying safe everyone. 

Dada returning to benevolence this week with some oldies but goodies and some repetition radar blips – I counted five anagrams, one lurker, and no homophones – all in an almost symmetric 30 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 3060 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3060 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we have had a few days that were more like early Spring, in terms of temperature and precipitation, than late Spring/early Summer.

Keep staying safe everyone. 

Dada crossing the boundary into quirky this week with quite a few Hmms – I counted eight anagrams, all of which required deletions, additions, or insertions, one lurker, and no homophones – all in an almost symmetric 30 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 3059 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3059 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, after 10 weeks of solving and hinting complete puzzles, I am quite relieved to get back to only having to solve half of the clues to be able to do the hints.… Continue reading

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