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Toughie 2554

Toughie No 2554 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

A full house of thirty-two clues written by Chalicea greeted me when I made it to the Toughie page this morning. That’s enough to spark a smile for me. The smiles continued throughout the solve nothing onerous today. Just a lot of gentle fun. Continue reading “Toughie 2554”

ST 2554

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2554

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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

I mislaid my original copy with timing, so not sure of my difficulty rating – maybe 4 stars rather than 3 by Sunday puzzle standards. Now that I’ve re-solved the puzzle and written up the clues, well up to standard – no epic hidden word, but three all-in-ones, two old queens and lots of other entertainment.

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ST 2554 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2554 (Hints)

Pieces of eight from Cap’n Dave

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Ahoy me hearties for today it be Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Ye comments may be in Pirate or English, for one day only!

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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