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Toughie 2516

Toughie No 2516 by Zandio

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

An enjoyable Toughie with no obscurities but a couple of clues that needed a bit of thought to parse

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ST 2516

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2516

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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

I found this puzzle a little harder than some Sunday ones, even on a second solve after mislaying my original copy. 9A in particular kept me guessing for quite a while both times, and I’m pretty sure it was my last answer first time around. Even after the thematic extravaganza just before Christmas, there’s still some seasonal material, with wassailing at 16D and two lots of shopping (6D, 21D).
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ST 2516 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2516 – Hints

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

A pleasant post-Christmas puzzle to solve while eating the left-over turkey!

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle. Five stars if you thought it was great, one if you hated it, four, three or two if it was somewhere in between.

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.

Peter Biddlecombe’s full review of this puzzle will be published at 12.00 on Tuesday, 5th January 2010.

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