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EV 1516 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1516 (Hints)

Fear by Chalicea

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Chalicea’s crosswords appear in a range of outlets: this will be her 45th EV and solvers will remember her Asian One in the ladies’ month. After last week’s challenge they can be sure of a gentler solve this week.… Continue reading

ST 3137 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3137 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where it has been revealed that, while the USA has a Strategic Oil Reserve, Canada has a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve – one has to get one’s priorities in the right order!… Continue reading

ST 3135

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3135

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 21st Nov 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. Heartiest congratulations to Dada for having successfully completed three long years of Sunday puzzle-setting. My best wishes to him for his endeavours in the years ahead.… Continue reading

EV 1515 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1515 (Hints)

Disguise by Jaques

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Jaques is familiar to EV solvers and to Magpie solvers too (with a crossword rated D in the current Magpie). A debut Inquisitor crossword has recently appeared and he has two Listener crosswords to his name.… Continue reading

ST 3136 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3136 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where it looks like we will have a White Christmas because of the snow we already have on the ground, which will probably stay until the Spring thaw, but that doesn’t count in my book. … Continue reading

EV 1514 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1514 (Hints)

Quest by Gaston

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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This will be Gaston’s 22nd crossword in the Enigmatic Variations series. Solvers will remember his puzzle this spring, where we drew a map of the jumps in the Grand National, then his final puzzle after the EV Ladies’ Month where he included geographic features in ‘The South American One’.… Continue reading