July 7, 2024 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sunday Toughie 128 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 128

by Robyn


Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee


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Robyn not too tricky, even if he included a Spoonerism. I have left it unhinted as it was my first one in

14a and 14d clues today and I have hinted half. A couple of clues were tricky to parse but I think I have got the gist

I am away to a cheese festival in Settle and internet may be a bit patchy but I will try and  help with any tricky ones that hit the cutting room floor if connections allow

I am somewhat subdued by the news about Dutch but fond memories of meets in London and York help the grieving

Here we go…

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EV 1650 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1650

Undesirable Celebrity by Kruger

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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There is no need to introduce Kruger who has been compiling EVs for almost 30 years – quite an achievement! We always find his crosswords tough and this one was no exception but, as usual, there was an interesting theme to enjoy.… Continue reading

ST 3272 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3272 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where changeable weather is the order of the day – wake up to clear blue sunny skies and then a high probability of rain or thunderstorms in the afternoons and evenings.

For me, and I stress for me, Dada more challenging than last week with four almost long uns, eight anagrams (two partials), three lurkers (one reversed), and two homophones all in a symmetric, value for money 32 clues; with 16 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid, you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues. … Continue reading