2577 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2577

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2577

A full review by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Big Dave’s introduction on Sunday said it all “Not a difficult puzzle, more a film quiz.” It was essential to read the editor’s note first – “In this Oscars Special, some answers include figures. A figure 1 should be input as the letter I”. Only three answers actually contained numbers, and in one of those the numerals were Roman.

Virgilius’s alter ego Brendan set a similarly themed crossword in the Saturday Guardian, the wordplay of which would have taken some working out, so I was a little apprehensive when starting to solve this one. However, with my love of cryptics and the amount of useful/less(?) trivia I remember, I had no problems at all apart from sorting out the ‘numberals’. Thanks to Virgilius from me and the (relatively few) others who enjoyed solving this one, especially Barrie!

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ST 2577 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2577 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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Not a difficult puzzle, more a film quiz. You must read the editor’s note first – “In this Oscars Special, some answers include figures. A figure 1 should be input as the letter I.”   Only three answers actually contain numbers, and in one of those the numerals are Roman.

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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