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EV 1498

Enigmatic Variations 1498

The Australasian One by Eclogue

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Thematic answers are names of UK nuclear testing operations carried out in the 1950s in Australasia; letters falling out of the answers spell MARALINGA, test site for most of the operations.


G’day! As we saw with EV 1478 “EXCUSEZ-MOI”, every dog has its day, and on Sunday 1 August 2021, it was Eclogue’s day once more.Continue reading

EV 1498 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1498 (Hints)

The Australasian One by Eclogue

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Eclogue sets regularly for the Magpie, Crossword magazine, Inquisitor and the EV series. Their crosswords have been appearing in all those advanced thematic cryptic outlets for over ten years so you have probably already solved several of them and know you can expect fair cluing and a theme that might possibly teach you something.… Continue reading

Toughie 1498

Toughie No 1498 by Micawber

Micawber Pulls It Off

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

We have another great puzzle from Micawber, a joy from start to finish. I may have mentioned once or twice that he is my favourite Toughie setter.

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