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ST 2813

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2813

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 13th September 2015

The perfect puzzle for a very rainy Sunday afternoon – not too much time taken to solve it, and typing the review took the same time as the bubbling tomato chutney mixture did to thicken enough to be set and ready to put into jars.   Perfect time management if I say so myself.

Interestingly while typing the review, I thought there were quite a lot of insertions as well as the usual hidden words but a full  survey of the clue types reveals a good balance throughout.   My favourite has to be 20d because of the ‘d’oh moment’ when I realised the ‘why’.

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ST 2813 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2813 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

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