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Toughie 2481

Toughie No 2481 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This is Elgar’s 154th Telegraph Toughie. I don’t know if you’ll agree, but I found it a little easier than most. I found a Nina that agreed with basic geography, and was hoping to find a 154-mile connecting canal, but no such luck.… Continue reading

ST Cryptic No 2481 – Review

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2481 – Review

A full analysis by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Sundays may never be the same again!  Another very enjoyable puzzle which, although not difficult, leaves you feeling satisfied – unless of course you liked the strange clues and odd construction that used to be the norm!

It seems that the change in style is linked to a whole new approach to the Sunday puzzles in general – although printing one prize puzzle on the back of another is something that the Puzzles Editor should perhaps rethink!  I have asked for guidance on the admissibility of copies of prize puzzles, and will let you all know when I get it. Continue reading “ST Cryptic No 2481 – Review”

ST Cryptic No 2481 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2481 – Hints

Selected hints by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

It looks like this change in style is here to stay.  Once again we have a puzzle where the level of enjoyment is disproportionately higher than the difficulty.

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, 30th April.

Some hints to get you started:

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