Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2485 – Review
A full analysis by Big Dave
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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***
This one was a bit of a stroll in the park. It was still enjoyable, but I do prefer my puzzles to be a bit harder than this was.
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Toughie No 155 by Elgar
This one went off the top end of the difficulty scale!
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BD Rating – Difficulty ***** – Enjoyment *****
When you see Elgar’s name you know you are in for a difficult time. This one is certainly no exception. There were a mere handful of relatively easy clues, and some where, despite getting the answer, I have struggled to get all of the wordplay. If you have seen anything that I missed, please add a comment.
Elgar was at the Sloggers and Betters evening last week, but he didn’t warn me that this one was in the pipeline.
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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25941
Hints and tips by Libellule
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment ***
A nice easy start with simple anagrams at 1a and 2d and then it got a bit more complicated… it also helps if you get 13a early on, as the “four cornery” feel to the crossword, needs the checking letters from this one to make life a bit easier. Otherwise, some excellent clues, and a well thought out and crafted crossword.
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