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ST 2553

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2553

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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

This was a very easy puzzle for me – apart from the beginning of an indecipherable jotting for 7A, presumably interrupted by spotting the answer or deciding to move on, my copy has no writing other than the completed grid and the timing. Part of the easiness probably came from the two long answers which are old crossword favourites. The clues include some of BG’s lively twists on cryptic wordplay, and as usual they make good sense in both the cryptic and surface readings.

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ST 2553 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2553 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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Regular followers of the blog may have seen a comment from Brian Greer, the setter of the Sunday Telegraph Crossword, for a meet while he was in London. This has now been arranged for 2.00pm on Sunday, 3rd October at the Bree Louise in Euston. Fuller details will be published nearer the date.

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.

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