April 2, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 62 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 62 by proXimal

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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A fine puzzle from proXimal today as usual, I struggle to keep the hints down to about half so a couple of bonus pics have crept in. The 3d Spoonerism at 1a gets my COTD what was yours?

14a and 16d clues today, I hope you find the checkers to find the answers

Here we go, Folks…

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EV 1584 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1584 (Hints)

Two Drawing by Karla

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Dave Hennings’ Crossword Data Base tells us that Karla is a relatively new setter though we well remember his recent Listener crossword where we had to draw pods round peas (all connected with Gregor Mendel).… Continue reading

ST 3206 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3206 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, during March, we did not have a single day where the temperature got above zero degrees.  The last time this happened was in 1899.

Take last week’s introduction delete Chalicea and insert Cephas, for me, and I stress for me, but presumably for many others, yesterday’s Cephas was but temporary relief, once again Dada providing a head scratcher – with eight anagrams (three partials), one lurker (reversed), and no homophones, all in a symmetric 26 clues; with 13 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading