October 19, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 443

Toughie No 443 by Messinae

An easy start to the Toughie week

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I started this half an hour before the start of the CluedUp maintenance with thoughts of what would happen if I didn’t finish in time – I didn’t need to worry!

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DT 26375

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26375

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I wasn’t overly enamoured with this puzzle when I solved it, but it grew on me as I wrote the hints and I ended up quite liking it. It’s very fairly clued and perhaps just a bit more difficult than yesterday’s but not so difficult that it’s beyond the capabilities of most would-be solvers.
What we don’t know (at least what I don’t know) is the identity of the setter, so if he or she would like to identify themselves in a comment that would be great. Comments from all others are, of course, welcome as well.
To see an answer just highlight the space between the curly brackets under the clue.

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