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Toughie 2529

Toughie No 2529 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Today’s Elgar has a few easier entry points but is quite tricky overall (surprise), with some great “aha” moments making it very satisfying to complete. The Nina (hinted at in 16a) helped.… Continue reading

ST 2529

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2529

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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

A notch or two harder than most of the Sunday puzzles for me. The most interesting clues for me were 1A and 1D – both as cryptic clues and as a possible controversial comparison! (BG has expressed one or two political opinions in other puzzles.)

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ST 2529 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2529 – Hints

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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The usual few hints to get you started.

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, 2nd April.
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