Not The Saturday Prize Puzzle – 037 (Review)
A Puzzle by Radler
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Radler’s puzzles can be at the tough end of the spectrum. Having test solved the first draft of this puzzle; I found it easier than some of his previous crosswords, but by no means an “easy” crossword to solve. It is difficult to judge how difficult your own crosswords are. I think that Radler sometimes underestimates how difficult some of his clues are. Having said this, the final version of the crossword is a lot more approachable with a good range of clues that give an entry into the puzzle.
There are some clues in the crossword that you will not usually see in the Daily Telegraph and where different setters and solvers have diverging opinions on their usage. I have tried to indicate these fairly without judging their acceptability.
As always, you can reveal an answer by highlighting the word or words between the curly brackets. Do let us have your comments on the puzzle as well. It is always good for the setter to get feedback and acknowledgment of the hard work that has gone into creating the crossword.
Many thanks to Radler for the challenge this week.