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Toughie 2904

Toughie No 2904 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Today Elgar gives us a pangram with lots of lovely clues. Four all-in-ones in across

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Across

8a    Animals replaced in launcher by ex-POTUS’s granny (8)

BABUSHKA: Replace a 3-letter collection of animals in a 7-letter word for a hand-held missile launcher with an ex-American president

9a    I, the Reaper, caught one frozen in suspense (6)

ICICLE: I from the clue plus a homophone (caught) of a tool that is a reaper

10a    Rust on surface – will nothing stop it?Continue reading

ST 2904 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2904 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg.

Another very enjoyable puzzle with Virgilius back in a tricky frame of mind – the usual handful of anagrams (including a few partials), a lurker, and a (brilliant) double homophone, with one or two oldies but goodies/recent repeats. … Continue reading