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Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2505 – Hints

Are They Getting Harder?

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BD Rating – Difficulty **** Enjoyment ****

If you’ve woken up this morning feeling a bit under the weather you’ll probably need a good supply of caffeine to give you the strength to tackle this puzzle. It’s a real challenge, and it seems to me that it’s approaching the standard of a Toughie, but all the clues are impeccably constructed  and I really enjoyed battling with it.

As usual, we don’t publish answers for the prize puzzles until the entry deadline has passed. Below are a few hints for some of the more interesting clues, to help you get started.

All comments are appreciated, but please do not include any full or partial answers.

Peter Biddlecombe’s full review of this puzzle will be published at 12.00 on Friday, 16th October.

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