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Toughie 2728

Toughie No 2728 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A couple of clues pushed this into 5* difficulty for me. Today Elgar gives us a theme indicated by 6d. I think you’ll find 13 examples in the grid (all the main ones – a clever grid fill) as well as several other references in the clues and answers

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ST 2728

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2728

A full review by crypticsue

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

A Virgilius crossword with four fourteen letter clues always appears  to take longer to sort out than most, but actually  it didn’t take that long to solve at all.

 

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ST 2728 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2728 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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In response to a number of requests, I have added a page, The Usual Suspects, to the Crosswords section of the blog.  This lists some of the wordplay elements commonly used in cryptic crosswords.  I hope it proves to be useful, especially to newer solvers.

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

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