August 1, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

NTSPP – 025 (Review)

NTSPP – 025

Solvers by Radler

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This is a first-rate puzzle from Radler which really exercised the little grey cells. The theme, as indicated by the title and by 21a, is solvers, i.e. fictional detectives, and Radler has managed to include no less than fifteen in the puzzle (one of whom I hadn’t heard of, although I am a fan of crime fiction).
The wordplay in a few places is quite tricky (worthy of an end-of-the-week Toughie) – I think that I’ve sorted out most of it, but I’m sure that Radler will point out any omissions or errors.

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ST 2547 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2547 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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It may have been me, but I found this a little more difficult than usual!  Perhaps it was because I was watching the Hungarian Grand Prix at the same time.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle. Five stars if you thought it was great, one if you hated it, four, three or two if it was somewhere in between.

Peter Biddlecombe’s full review of this puzzle will be published at 12.00 on Friday, 6th August.

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