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ST 2521

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2521

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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

I found this puzzle rather harder than some recent Sunday ones, and it took me about twice as long. I’m pretty sure that 23D was one of my last answers, and 25A took quite a while too. I also put in a dud answer at 18A. So if we had multiple pictures, I’d be using the dunce’s cap one which makes too-frequent appearances at Times for the Times.
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ST 2521 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2521 – Hints

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

A bit more difficult than last week’s Prize puzzle, but still excellent quality.

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, 5th February.

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