April 21, 2024 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 117 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 117

by Robyn


Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee


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Robyn is at the slightly easier end of his spectrum today, and I am thankful for that as I have been preparing another post that you will want to see, watch this space…

A quite unbalanced 13 across clues and 16 down clues today, and I have hinted just under half. I hope you get the checkers to solve the rest of this puzzle, but I have a bit of leeway to give a bonus hint if required

Here we go…

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EV 1639 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1639 (Hints)

Switch by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by Phibs

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In his novel Changing Places, David Lodge describes a parlour game called Humiliation which is introduced to Euphoric State University’s English Department by British exchange professor Philip Swallow. It involves each player naming a book which he hasn’t read but thinks that the others probably have, and scoring a point for every person who has indeed read it.

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ST 3261 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3261 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where I had to extract my Winter coat from the back of the wardrobe for Thursday and Friday when we had high temperatures of zero degrees with snow!

For me, and I stress for me, Dada’s friendliness last week appears to have been an aberration but he has given us only six anagrams (one partial), only one hinted because it’s the last ‘Across,’ four long ‘uns that may or may not help, no lurkers, and no homophones, all in a symmetric 28 clues; with 14 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid, you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues. … Continue reading