Sunday Hints – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 3188 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3188 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where the endless e-mails and advertisements promoting that dreadful concept, imported from our Southern neighbours, of Black Friday ‘deals’ is over for another year, but now we have to get past Cyber Monday; I wonder how much rest we will be allowed before similar activity begins for Boxing Day ‘sales’ – yes, we have it and them over here.… Continue reading

ST 3187 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3187 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, on the fourth anniversary, two days ago in reality, of Dada as our Sunday setter and even after occasional head scratching on a Saturday evening, I still have more hair on my head than my baby brother and my son put together.… Continue reading

ST 3186 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3186 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where on Thursday evening into early Friday we had the first snow-laden Colorado Low, the second of the season.  We were somewhat on the outskirts receiving around 13cms – South and East of us, and South of the border, got the worst of it.… Continue reading

ST 3185 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3185 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have been enjoying some unseasonably warm weather but it has started cooling down and the weather forecasts are beginning to include the four letter word that begins with ‘S’!… Continue reading

ST 3184 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3184 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where on Monday with 30mm plus of, thankfully, rainfall from our first Colorado Low of this Autumn/Winter season, and with two months of the year left, 2022 became the wettest year on record with a total, so far, of 740mm.… Continue reading

ST 3183 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3183 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, at the end of the week, we had a mini-heatwave with high temperatures in the mid-teens!

For me, Dada reasonably friendly with four long uns, seven anagrams (three partials), one lurker, 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 3182 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3182 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, with some cool-ish temperatures, we have been enjoying ‘mixed’ precipitation.

For me, a slow start, a quick middle, and a slow finish not helped by a senior moment trying to make 9a (2,7) instead of its (3,6) – seven anagrams (four partials), two lurkers (one reversed), and no homophones – all in a slightly asymmetric 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

ST 3181 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3181 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where on Thursday we had our first day of the season with a single digit high temperature, and then plus, or is it minus, the ‘invisible’ wind chill.… Continue reading

ST 3180 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3180 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where it is getting to be more and more autumnal especially as we have had at least two frosty mornings this week.

For me, Dada slightly more friendly than last week with a touch of quirkiness – three crackerjack long uns, eight anagrams (five partials), one not an anagram, two lurkers, and two homophones – all in a very asymmetric 29 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

ST 3179 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3179 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where on Thursday, the last (partial) day of astronomical summer, we started off the day at a chilly plus 1 degree.

For me, Dada sort of friendly, although it took me a little while to ‘get going’ – six anagrams (two partials), one lurker, and one (doubtful) homophone – all in an 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