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ST 2977

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2977

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 11th November 2018

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

Morning All! This is the review of the final Sunday Prize Puzzle to be set by Brian Greer/Virgilius (in case you missed his post on the day of the puzzle). I found this blog, if I recall correctly, just before he took over from the late Nuala Considine in the Sunday slot so he has been a constant Sunday companion to me in my crossword endeavours and his input will be sadly missed from the Telegraph in my opinion.
This was a classic puzzle of his – some very simple but elegant clues with superb surface readings and all very accessible. There are four clues that I have highlighted that fit the finale theme.

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ST 2977 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2977 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where ice is starting to form on the rivers and we are rapidly heading for the period of a few months when our maximums are all minuses.

Welcome to what I am reliably informed is the 536th and, as we know, the final Sunday offering from Virgilius  – superbly excellent to the end, slightly above average for anagrams (but three are partials), one lurker and no homophones, with some double unches.… Continue reading