Toughie No 1020 by Elgar
Digging the unches!**
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BD Rating – Difficulty ****/***** – Enjoyment *****
Nice to have a proper Toughie to get the cryptic grey matter working hard – some fluffy ‘ease you in clues’ and some more hob-nailed examples of the art of clue-writing, including possibly the most unhelpful placement of a double unch in the history of the cryptic crossword! Definitely a ‘game of two halves’ as the right hand side was completed first and then the left slowly but surely sorted itself out.