Toughie 1218

Toughie No 1218 by Excalibur

Hints and Tips by Gazza

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I fairly raced through three-quarters of this one, then had to slow up a bit in the final (SW) quadrant. Even so this puzzle scarcely lives up to its billing. The phrase ‘Tuesday Toughie’ is becoming a sort of oxymoron – I wonder whether it’s a deliberate policy to make them pretty easy at the start of the week in order to attract more new solvers or whether the editor can’t get enough of the genuine article.
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DT 27536

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27536

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As Toro is unavailable today, Gazza has agreed to review the Toughie leaving me with this one. What do you say about a disappointing puzzle in which the answers were all write-ins? Answers in pencil on the back of a five-pound note will be gratefully received.

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