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Sunday Toughie 41

Sunday Toughie No 41 by Zandio

Review by Sloop John Bee

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This puzzle was published on the 6th of November 2022

 

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Sunday Toughie 40 (full review)

Sunday Toughie 40 by Robyn (full review)
Review by Gazza

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This puzzle was published on 30th October 2022

 

Across

1a After drug overdose, caretaker means to perform convincingly (6,6)
METHOD ACTING: the short name of a stimulating drug, the abbreviation for overdose and an adjectival synonym for caretaker.… Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 41 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 41 by Zandio

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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Thanks to Gazza for stepping in to do the hints last week, I was busy boozing myself silly with Elgar, Dutch, Smylers, Fez and many other Big Dave and Fifteensquared alums and a great time was had by all.

It didn’t take too long to crack this last night but I am sure a skinful would have hampered me. I have hinted at half of an evenly balanced 28 clues and hope you have enough checkers to get the rest.

Here we go…

 

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Sunday Toughie 38 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 38 by Zandio

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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For me, the trickier end of Zandio’s spectrum but I got there eventually. I understand that some of you may have not got the correct enumeration for 1 across, on the new site it was initially (15) when it should have been (4,3,3,5) It has been corrected now and should be an easyish start and doesn’t cause you to 27a.

14 across and 16 down clues today and I have hinted half. If you require extra hints or have alternative parsings (1d and 5d in particular) I am open to help and advice if required.

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Sunday Toughie 35 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 35 by Zandio

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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A not-too tricky Sunday Toughie from Zandio today. I cannot confirm whether it was harder than his Friday offering as work and Mama Bee curtailed my cruciverbalism that day.

Several cups of 16d were required to parse a couple and I hope I have got them now, please feel free to correct me if you disagree. I have hinted half of an even 14a/14d, but even so, there are quite enough hard ones unhinted. I think I have the latitude to help with a few bonuses if you want more hints, just ask away and I will try and help.

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Sunday Toughie 32 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 32 by Zandio

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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My quickest ever Sunday Toughie last night, but still a couple of parsings that followed on a later bus. Although I got to bed early last night a little bit too much Laphroaig, printer issues and Mama Bee’s requirements have put me behind a little.

We have an evenly balanced 28 clues today and I have hints for seven across and seven down clues. I have not hinted the lurkers but they are all down clues and reversed and the shortest is reversed and alternate letters.

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