1506 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

EV 1509 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1509 (Hints)

Flow Chart by Ifor

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Ifor’s crosswords appear in all the outlets for advanced cryptic thematics and you can be sure that he will give you a fair challenge with relatively complex wordplay, a sprinkling of rare words, and something interesting or intriguing to discover and/or highlight in the completed grid.… Continue reading

EV 1506 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1506 (Hints)

Potato Scraps by The Ace of Hearts

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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This will be the 7th EV by The Ace of Hearts. Solvers will have enjoyed his last one about the Beaufort Scale. Like many advanced thematic cryptic crossword setters, he also sets for the Magpie, the IQ Series, the Listener and Crossword magazine.… Continue reading

Toughie 1506

Toughie No 1506 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

I had a bit of a struggle with this one so no complaints from me that it’s not a real Toughie, but I thought that some of the surfaces (e.g.… Continue reading