October 9, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 37 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 37 by Robyn

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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I rattled off quite a lot of this last night, leaving the parsing, but it has taken several cups of coffee this morning to see the ins and outs of several. (Square Mile Red Brick espresso with tasting notes of raspberry, fudge, blueberry and chocolate today)
I have hinted half of an uneven 14a 16d clues but as usual, I still have quite a few clues that are quite tricky. I will try and help with extra nudges if requested.

Here we go…

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EV 1560 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1560 (Hints)

It’s Not What You say by Vagans

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Solvers will already have met Vagans whose first Inquisitor, ‘Excess Baggage’, (with Dante’s Divina Commedia as the subject) appeared last year. In his ‘Encounter’, his first EV, Stanley met Livingstone at Ujiji.… Continue reading

ST 3181 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3181 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where on Thursday we had our first day of the season with a single digit high temperature, and then plus, or is it minus, the ‘invisible’ wind chill.… Continue reading