September 11, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 33 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 33 by proXimal

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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A little rushed this morning, and as usual a parsing or two still elude me. particularly 14a where the wordplay is a mystery. 16 across and 14 down clues and I have hinted half. I have left the drinks unhinted (4a, 5d 25a) but the strong cider at 27a is a trademark proXimal extraction/anagram. The reverse lurker at 8d will have been heard by anyone who listened to the proclamation of King Charles III

Here we go folks…

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EV 1556 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1556 (Hints)

Limitations by Jaques

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Jaques is familiar to EV solvers and to Magpie, Inquisitor and Listener solvers too. We know that his clues can be difficult and expect a challenge but we can also expect an amusing endgame.… Continue reading

ST 3177 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3177 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A good Sunday morning from Winnipeg.

For me, Dada not so friendly, perhaps my afternoon nap wasn’t long enough, with a sprinkling where it seemed that a synonym of a synonym was required, also known as Dada’s personal thesaurus – only four anagrams (three partials), one lurker, and one homophone – all in a symmetric 32 clues; with 16 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading