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Toughie 2471

Toughie No 2471 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I got through this puzzle at a stately rather than brisk pace and I enjoyed unravelling it. The only vocabulary that was new to me was the 6d Buddhist movement (although I hadn’t come across the unusual spelling of 21d either).… Continue reading

ST Cryptic No 2471 – Review

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2471 – Review

A full analysis by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

I never look forward to the Sunday puzzle, and I’m seldom surprised. This is another one that takes quite a while to complete, but leaves you wondering why you bothered. Continue reading “ST Cryptic No 2471 – Review”

ST Cryptic No 2471 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2471

This one should take you longer than Saturday’s!

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

For the weekend prize crosswords I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.   The mini-poll is currently showing 70% in favour of hints only, so that’s the way it will stay for the time being.  A full analysis of this puzzle will be available at 12.00 next Thursday,  February 19th.

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