1456 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

EV 1456 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1456 (Hints)

Villains by Stick Insect

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Stick insect will be a familiar setter for Toughie solvers. He has been setting EV crosswords for some years and also appears annually in the Listener series and has recently set for the Magpie too. With such an experienced setter you can be confident that his clues will be well set and fair. We found this crossword to be of about the same difficulty as the ‘average’ Listener (a Magpie C rating, say) and it will challenge newer EV solvers but it will be well worth sticking with it as you will probably love the endgame (one Numpty did – the other ‘hadn’t a clue’). Continue reading “EV 1456 (Hints)”

Toughie 1456

Toughie No 1456 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty *****Enjoyment *****

I tried to this when I got home from a night out and by the early hours I had only managed the right hand side. After some sleep, I had another go and worked through NW, and eventually SW was last to be completed.… Continue reading