1540 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

EV 1540

Enigmatic Variations 1540

Going Postal by Piccadilly

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EV 1540 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1540 (Hints)

Going Postal by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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When we check on Dave Hennings’ crossword database, we find that Piccadilly has been setting crosswords for 33 years, most of them for the Telegraph’s EV series (but also for the Listener, Magpie and Weekend series).… Continue reading

Toughie 1540

Toughie No 1540 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Toro

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

A surreal treat from Excalibur: no fewer than 16 definition clues (cryptic, straight-plus-cryptic, or double-straight), a playful parallelism, and a shapely trio. Plus the obligatory Yoda-isms (but only two, despite the Space Invaders motif  in the grid).  Continue reading “Toughie 1540”