Toughie No 1345 by Messinae
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BD Rating - Difficulty *** - Enjoyment ***
Blue skies over Rutland and a note of springlike warmth in the air. I made altogether heavier weather of the top half of this nice Messinae puzzle that gets another Toughie week underway. There is something of a rustic thread running through some of the clues and solutions, possibly fortuitous.
Do let us know how you got on and what you thought. First-time commenters especially welcome!