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ST 3179 (full review)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3179

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 25th Sep 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. It’s the festive season of Durga Puja here in West Bengal with uninterrupted holidays for 11 days!Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 36 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 36 by proXimal

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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The top half today fairly flew off my keyboard last night but I slowed down in the south. I still finished in a fastish time for a proXimal.
A surfeit of fish (2d et passim) today and even a drop of booze (3d 23d) gin and a glass of Italian sparkling wine (6d)

I have hinted half of an uneven 16a and 14d but welcome discussion about unhinted clues that may have just missed the hardness cutoff.

Here we go, Folks…

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EV 1559 Hints

Enigmatic Variations 1559 (Hints)

Save by Vismut

Hints and tips by Phibs

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In several European languages, ‘vismut’ translates to ‘bismuth’. My university thesis (in the dim and distant past) concerned the photoelectron spectroscopy of oxidation catalysis by bismuth molybdate. I can’t see that being relevant here.

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ST 3180 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3180 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where it is getting to be more and more autumnal especially as we have had at least two frosty mornings this week.

For me, Dada slightly more friendly than last week with a touch of quirkiness – three crackerjack long uns, eight anagrams (five partials), one not an anagram, two lurkers, and two homophones – all in a very asymmetric 29 clues; with 15 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

ST 3178 (full review)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3178

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 18th September 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

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Sunday Toughie 35 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 35 by Zandio

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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A not-too tricky Sunday Toughie from Zandio today. I cannot confirm whether it was harder than his Friday offering as work and Mama Bee curtailed my cruciverbalism that day.

Several cups of 16d were required to parse a couple and I hope I have got them now, please feel free to correct me if you disagree. I have hinted half of an even 14a/14d, but even so, there are quite enough hard ones unhinted. I think I have the latitude to help with a few bonuses if you want more hints, just ask away and I will try and help.

Here we go…

 

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