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Toughie 2519

Toughie No 2519 by Serpent

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

There’s some complicated wordplay here (which I enjoyed winkling out). There are two clues (1a and 14a) where the definition can only be the whole clue but the whole clue doesn’t really match up with the answer.… Continue reading

ST 2519

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2519

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Another Sunday puzzle that’s easy for old hands but precisely clued.

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ST 2519 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2519 – Hints

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Once again one of the best puzzles of the week. Although this particular grid has four three-letter words, Virgilius has taken great trouble to provide clues that are a bit different.

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, 22nd January.

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