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Toughie 2517

Toughie No 2517 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Another near pangram from Osmosis; we seem to be missing the F. Meticulous clueing as always with some original indicators that add to the fun. I wasn’t familiar with the actor, so that was my last one in.… Continue reading

ST 2517

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2517

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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

A pretty straightforward puzzle this one – with one setter’s slip that’s already been acknowledged. Now that Sunday solvers are used to a different style of puzzle, I wonder whether the difficulty level might be increased just a bit?
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ST 2517 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2517 – Hints

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

Once again a well-constructed puzzle from Virgilius (the name by which Brian Greer is best known these days). Very few easy clues, but all the answers should be within the vocabulary of the average solver, with the possible exception of 20 down.

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 Friday, 8th January.
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