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Toughie 2480

Toughie No 2480 by proXimal

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

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ST Cryptic No 2480 – Review

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2480 – Review

A full analysis by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

This was the most enjoyable Sunday puzzle in a long time.  It’s hard to explain how one relatively easy puzzle is more satisfying than another – it has a lot to do with the “smile factor” :D that you get when you have solved a particular clue. Continue reading “ST Cryptic No 2480 – Review”

ST Cryptic No 2480 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2480 – Hints

Selected hints by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

For me,this was the most enjoyable Sunday puzzle in a long time.  It was also proof that a puzzle doesn’t have to be fiendishly difficult to give satisfaction.  Yes, it has one place name, but that place is both very well-known and uniquely defined by the wordplay.

For the weekend prize crosswords I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.  A full analysis of this puzzle will be available at 12.00 next Thursday, 23rd April.

Some hints to get you started: Continue reading “ST Cryptic No 2480 – Hints”