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Toughie 470

Toughie No 470 by Elgar


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

Tilsit is having a bad day today so I have taken over the blogging responsibility.

After twenty minutes I was staring at a puzzle with four answers filled in, then suddenly it all fell into place. Many Telegraph solvers struggle with Elgar puzzles, probably because his setting style is Libertarian rather than the more-usual Ximenian. This allows him to take “liberties” with some of the clues. I don’t want to go into more detail here, but will try to get something added to the FAQ.

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