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ST 3090 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3090 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where after 8 weeks of Covid Code Red/Circuit Breaker/Lockdown, or whatever the hell it’s called, we are faced with at least another 2 weeks of the same.  The reason is the number of Covid cases arising from the knuckleheads who met up for illicit get togethers over Christmas – quelle surprise!… Continue reading

ST 3088

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3088

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 27th December 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A fairly standard Sunday puzzle with a nice mix of clues and nothing to frazzle the brain cells after Christmas. Continue reading “ST 3088”

EV 1468 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1468

Communication by proXimal

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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That capital X (something to do with crosswords? I am sure proXimal will explain) in the pseudonym of the setter, proXimal, prompts us that we have a familiar setter here who also sets as eXternal in the IQ and Listener series (and combines with another setter as eXtent). They might know him as Artexlen in the FT and Boz in The Herald. Big Dave’s regulars will know him from Thursday/Friday Toughies and back-pagers, where he’s also normally put in Fridays (used to be Thursdays). With such a range of setting experience, you can be sure you are in safe hands. Continue reading “EV 1468 (Hints)”

ST 3089 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3089 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where yesterday our temperature reached the giddy heights of zero degrees (that’s 32 degrees to my Southern neighbours).

Keep staying safe everyone. 

After last week’s ‘Sunday Toughie,’ this week I hope Dada is benevolently showing us how he intends to carry on at the start of this new decade with some oldies but goodies and one very recent repeat. … Continue reading

EV 1467 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1467 (Hints)

The Flavour of the Month by Gos

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Gos is a familiar name to Listener solvers where he has compiled ten over the last 24 years. This is his fourth puzzle in the Enigmatic Variations series.

Preamble: The puzzle’s theme is a literary work, considered the first of its kind and which might cryptically be called THE FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH.Continue reading

ST 3088 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3088 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg for the last Dada on Sunday (he is on Toughie duty on Tuesday) of the year, where, based on the Canadian criteria, we had a White Christmas by virtue of the 25cms or so of snow that we had on Sunday/Monday and Tuesday/Wednesday and the minus too much temperatures that insured that there was no melting away.… Continue reading