Toughie 2080

Toughie No 2080 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty *** –  Enjoyment ***

 

Hello everybody.  To follow the last bank holiday before you-know-what, we have a Giovanni puzzle in his usual style.

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DT 28829

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28829

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello everyone.  Today's puzzle felt a bit different to the Tuesday norm.  Filling the grid with correct answers was relatively fast (a triple gallop, by one metric used here).  But fully parsing everything extended the solving time and required some head-scratching.  Since that brain exercise is what I most enjoy about cryptics, I have assigned a high enjoyment rating.  I don't know if this a new setter, or an existing setter trying something new, but I'd be happy to see more puzzles like this one.

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