2530 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2530

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2530

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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

Four-letter words scuppered me in this one – at 1D I wrongly had SHED when the large number is “shed load”, and at 23D I missed LEFT as one of the possibilities for ?E?T, and gave up with WENT, BELT and RENT all fitting only half of the clue. Both my fault, though helped by a fear/loathing of 4-letter words with common checking letters. Also helped by not realising that one apparent double definition was actually triple.

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ST 2530 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2530 – Hints

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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If you were lucky enough to get into CluedUp this morning, or perhaps you purchased the Sunday Telegraph, here are some hints and tips to get you started.

Thought for the day – how long does a company persevere with an outsourcee that consistently delivers below-standard performance?  Answers on a postcard to The Telegraph Group!

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, 9th April.

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