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EV 1567 (Solution)

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Condition by Eclogue

Solution

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EV 1567 Hints

Enigmatic Variations 1567 (Hints)

Condition by Eclogue

Hints and tips by Phibs

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The name Eclogue might suggest some connection with Virgil, but I believe that it actually refers to a hybrid creature whereof the front part is operated by Eclipse (thus partial rather than total) and the rear section by Logogriph, this latter being “a kind of enigma, in which a certain word, and other words that can be formed out of all or any of its letters, are to be guessed from synonyms of them introduced into a set of verses.”

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EV 1522 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1522 (Hints)

Consequences by Eclogue

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Eclogue has been setting regularly for the EV series for the last eight years. Solvers will remember The Australasian One that appeared after the ladies’ month last summer.

Preamble: The answers to eight normal clues each provide the potential CONSEQUENCES for their respective entries.Continue reading

EV 1498

Enigmatic Variations 1498

The Australasian One by Eclogue

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Thematic answers are names of UK nuclear testing operations carried out in the 1950s in Australasia; letters falling out of the answers spell MARALINGA, test site for most of the operations.


G’day! As we saw with EV 1478 “EXCUSEZ-MOI”, every dog has its day, and on Sunday 1 August 2021, it was Eclogue’s day once more.Continue reading

EV 1498 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1498 (Hints)

The Australasian One by Eclogue

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Eclogue sets regularly for the Magpie, Crossword magazine, Inquisitor and the EV series. Their crosswords have been appearing in all those advanced thematic cryptic outlets for over ten years so you have probably already solved several of them and know you can expect fair cluing and a theme that might possibly teach you something.… Continue reading

EV 1478 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1478 (Hints)

Excusez-moi by Eclogue

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Crosswords by Eclogue have been appearing in the EV and IQ series, Crossword Magazine and the Magpie, and on the Crossword Centre for over ten years. We are usually treated to his creations on the Crossword Centre message board at Christmas. Continue reading “EV 1478 (Hints)”