March 26, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 61 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 61 by Robyn

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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I think Robyn went a bit easier on me last night as the clocks went forward. We have 16a and 14d clues today and I have hinted half. I hope you find enough checkers to get the rest. The midwife that Mama Bee used to be was particularly amused by 8d and it was my favourite too, but 28a ran it close. 

This isn’t getting the ring around the bath off (6a) so here we go…

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EV 1583 Hints

Enigmatic Variations 1583 (Hints)

Remedies by The Ace of Hearts

Hints and tips by Phibs

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What an intriguing pseudonym. Apart from being a playing card, The Ace of Hearts is the title of a 1921 film in which the member of a vigilante group who is to carry out an assassination is selected by a card being dealt to each person in turn until one receives the ace of hearts. Is this relevant? I’m hoping that our setter might be able to tell us.

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ST 3205 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3205 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, while Spring may have sprung, the grass has not yet riz, because most of it is still under up to 30 cms of hard-packed snow, but we do have birdies mostly the hardy small ones, sparrows, chickadees, and nuthatches, who stay with us all year unlike the wimpy large ones which have to migrate to warmer climes for Winter.… Continue reading