December 3, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 97 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 97

by Robyn


Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee


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Robyn going a bit easier before Christmas I think, I have hinted just under half 😮 of 16a and 14d clues today so I have a bit of latitude to give bonus nudges if you need them.
The Reverend Doctor Spooner makes an appearance but seems quite benign today, I liked it and 3d and 25a today but I am sure there are other candidates for your podia

I haven’t heard if anything special is planned for Sunday Toughie 100 on Christmas Eve yet, but It will probably be a sterner test than this, I hope Chris Lancaster goes easy on us and includes it in advance copies he usually sends to CrypticSue

Here we go…

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ST 3241 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3241 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where on Tuesday the CBC meteorologist told us that Winnipeg ranked first among Canadian cities for having a ‘White Christmas’ (defined as 2 cm or more of snow-cover at 7:00 am on Christmas morning) with a probability of 99%. … Continue reading