May 3, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 973

Toughie No 973 by Elgar

Vlad the Impaler rides again!

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For those who complained about yesterday’s Toughie being too easy, here is what you wished for (in trumps). This is Elgar at his most devious, and if you solved it without seeking out the handful of easier answers and building out from there then perhaps you ought to be setting rather than solving!

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DT 27168

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27168

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I thought that this was just about the easiest Giovanni puzzle that I’ve blogged so I don’t imagine that the hints will be required very much today. Let us know how you got on.
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