Sunday Hints – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 3166 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3166 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where I am now double boosted or should it be quadruple vaxed – the terms appear to be interchangeable.

For me,  as for last week, slightly quirky with some Dada-esque synonyms with five anagrams (four partials), two lurkers (none reversed), and no homophones – all in a slightly asymmetric 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

ST 3165 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3165 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are experiencing a mini-heatwave – we reached 28 (feels like 32) degrees yesterday, with 36 (feels like 43) degrees forecast for today, and 32 (feels like 42) degrees for tomorrow.… Continue reading

ST 3164 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3164 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where some of us, including me, are head scratching and it’s not because of a challenging crossword.  An organisation that goes under the moniker of ‘Economic Development Winnipeg’ has come up with a new slogan/tag line/whatchamacallit for the city – Winnipeg: Made from what’s real.… Continue reading

ST 3163 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3163 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where the ‘rain numbers’ are in for the three months of Meteorological Spring – 299mm compared to an average of 123mm, the second ‘wettest’ Spring in the last 150 years and most of that fell in April and May as a result of six back to back Colorado Lows.… Continue reading

ST 3162 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3162 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where we have had a very Spring-like start to the weekend but wetter and cooler conditions are on their way for a few days.

For me, reasonably straightforward and solved with the assistance of a wee dram; no tea cakes this week. … Continue reading

ST 3161 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3161 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where it is time to break out the beer, burgers, and hot dogs for the unofficial start of Summer, as we have a holiday to celebrate the 203rd anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, although those brave enough to party outside will probably need thermal underwear and wellies.… Continue reading

ST 3160 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3160 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where we have had more of what we don’t need right now!

For me, one word – quirky.  I counted four anagrams (with two partials), no lurkers, and one homophone – 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

ST 3159 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3159 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where, even though it is still Spring we have gone from late Winter to early Summer in a matter of days.  But there is still a major flooding problem partly because one of our rivers flows North from North Dakota and Minnesota and as they got the same Colorado Lows that we did they have ‘passed on’ their ‘contribution’ to the river to us.… Continue reading

ST 3158 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3158 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where we are ‘suffering’ the third Colorado Low in as many weeks.  This one giving us another 25-50mm of rain and more flooding.

Keep staying safe everyone.… Continue reading

ST 3157 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3157 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where we have been ‘blessed’ with another Colorado Low :negative: but warm enough :roll: that it was mostly rain, at least 50mm, enhanced by thunder, for the three days it was here.… Continue reading