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EV 1497

Enigmatic Variations 1497

The Asian One by Chalicea

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EV 1497 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1497 (Hints)

The Asian One by Chalicea

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Chalicea is one of the most prolific of crossword compilers appearing regularly in the Magpie, the Listener, the Inquisitor series, and the EV as well as in Crossword magazine and the 3D Calendar series where she sets as Curmudgeon. She also sets ordinary cryptics for the Telegraph Toughie series and back-page crosswords and has been setting the weekly cryptic crosswords for the Farmers Guardian for years. Her puzzles are popular because they usually contain lots of thematic material and are not too difficult. Continue reading “EV 1497 (Hints)”

Toughie 1497

Toughie No 1497 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Toro

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

Excalibur at her shimmering best today! I solved the four interlocking clues in the middle then did the four resulting mini-puzzles in order, anticlockwise from the SE, enjoying it all the way.

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