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Toughie 2523

Toughie No 2523 by Stick Insect

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I thought that this was a typical midweek Toughie in terms of difficulty. I did note, especially when writing the hints, that there are lots of abbreviations and insert/delete letters involved.… Continue reading

ST 2523

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2523

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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

As you probably expected, your Sunday setter took full advantage of the puzzle appearing on Valentine’s day. Every clue is about romance, and so are many answers.
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ST 2523 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2523 – Hints

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

This is not a difficult puzzle, but one that should bring quite a few smiles along the way. The theme, which you should spot fairly quickly, is present in every clue and a lot of the answers.

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, 19th February.

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