Toughie No 550
The Really Good Friday!
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BD Rating – Difficulty ***** – Enjoyment ****
Greetings from the Calder Valley and thanks to Big Dave for helping me out at short notice last Friday. It’s that time of the month! Elgar’s here to brighten your Good Friday and he’s produced a stunning challenge that contains lots to make you think with a big smile on your face.
Putting my nerd hat on, if there was such a thing as my favourite blocked crossword grid, this is it. I don’t think I’ve seen it in the Telegraph before, but it’s one that is often used in The Graun and was regularly used by my favourite compiler Bunthorne, who used the long answers to hide his trademark big anagrams.
We have a big anagram here today by Elgar and it’s one I haven’t seen used before in a puzzle.