April 30, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 66 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 66 by Robyn

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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I am feeling a bit delicate today with a vicious headache and body aches that I hope is just a cold.

I have hinted half of an even 14a and 14d clues, and hope you find enough checkers to fill the grid

I made hard going with this and 15a didn’t get a hint as I am not sure I fully understand it unless Bill is Shakespeare and we have much ado about nothing

I am returning to bed to try and shake this lurgy as this time next week I will be in Dublin for the Bruce Springsteen concert, I believe Gazza will be on hinting duties


Here we go…

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EV 1588 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1588 (Hints)

Clash by Ranunculus

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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This will be Ranunculus’ eleventh EV crossword. If you sometimes consult these hints, you will also know him as Phibs who writes the hints every second week. You may also encounter his crosswords under the name of Triton in the IQ, Paddock for the Listener or Phylax in the Magpie.… Continue reading

ST 3210 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3210 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have changed over from Colorado Lows to Alberta Clippers, at least they provide liquid precipitation and don’t last very long.

As a polite reminder, and for those of you who have not looked it up yet, on Friday Cryptic Sue referenced Comment Etiquette No 3 which says ‘Don’t blame the setter just because you are unable to solve a puzzle’ and remember, consulting the hints before commenting can be beneficial!… Continue reading