June 9, 2024 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 124 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 124

by proXimal


Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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Many thanks for the birthday wishes yesterday, we had a lovely meal at a 12a curry house

Prashad named Yorkshire restaurant top pick in Hairy Biker's new show
recommended by the Hairy Bikers and the absence of meat was not missed by the carnivores although my sleep was somewhat disturbed by inner rumblings and this quite testing offering from proXimal
A generous 32 clues today and I have hinted at the half I found most tricky, As I have breakfasted on Mama Bee’s leftover curry I will be on hand with some Rennies™ and extra nudges if required

Here we go, Folks…

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EV 1646 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1646 (Hints)

Borderline by Vagans

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Dave Hennings’ Crossword Database tells us that this will be Vagans’ fifth EV crossword.  Solvers will also have met him as part of the Ovid team. We know that we can expect clues that range through the media, music, religion, languages – in effct an immense cultural compass – and a grid that probably includes graphic features.… Continue reading

ST 3268 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3268 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where the highlight of my week was spending 45 minutes in a MRI doughnut having my prostate examined.  I had never realised that such a relatively small object could demand that much attention.

For me, and I stress for me, Dada not very friendly again, at least the Pun was easy to solve, with six anagrams (two partials), two lurkers, and no homophones all in a symmetric 30 clues; with 15 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid, you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues. … Continue reading