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Toughie 2715

Toughie No 2715 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

There’s a theme in this Toughie with a number of synonyms of the answer to 8d. Thanks to Firefly.

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ST 2715

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2715

A full review by gnomethang

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Morning All!. This was an absolute corker of a puzzle from Mr Brian Greer (Virgilius) that placed two themes inside: The Times Crossword Championship 2013 (John H being a previous winner) which occurred on the Saturday 19th October and then the 50th Birthday of John Henderson (Elgar to you over here in the Toughie and also Nimrod in the Independent, Enigmatist in the Guardian, and IO in the FT. He also sets in the Listener series of barred thematic cryptics. Lots of these thematic materials appear in this puzzle and they are highlighted in RED and BLUE as required in the blog.

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