November 13, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 42 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 42 by proXimal

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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I found this a little easier than the last from proXimal, helped by remembering that the last time we had the other SJB in this slot we had an epic poem. Today we have the author of that poem. I have hinted at half of an evenly split 14a/14d clues, but as usual, I am open to discussion about the other clues that you may find tricky.

Here we go, Folks…

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EV 1565 Hints

Enigmatic Variations 1565 (Hints)

Solstice by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Phibs

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I learn from an interview with The Guardian that “Chalicea began as a simple merging of CHARLES (husband) and ALICE (mum). Doc, the editor of 1 Across magazine, accidentally added the A and it stuck.” My fellow blogger also on occasion goes under the names Curmudgeon and Gnomie (suggesting a tight fist and a pointy head?), and has a reputation for producing entertaining and scrupulously fair puzzles which tend to inhabit the lower end of the difficulty spectrum.

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ST 3186 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3186 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where on Thursday evening into early Friday we had the first snow-laden Colorado Low, the second of the season.  We were somewhat on the outskirts receiving around 13cms – South and East of us, and South of the border, got the worst of it.… Continue reading