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Toughie 574

Toughie No 574 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

Greetings from the sun-kissed Calder Valley. It’s the third Friday, and time for another romp with Elgar, and as usual we are not disappointed. A fair old challenge with a grand batch of clues to make you smile and beat your head against the desk in equal measures.

We also have one of the more unusual grids with four-way symmetry and Elgar has risen to the compiler’s challenge of a pangrammatic set of answers. Thanks to him for a smashing way to start the weekend.

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