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Toughie 582

Toughie No 582 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Tilsit and Big Dave

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley and from Big Dave Towers! We are doing a double hander today with BD doing the Downs and me the Acrosses. I’m not feeling 100% and will retire to my bed after doing my bit. A lovely puzzle from Notabilis today with plenty to make you smile and nice way to end what I feel has been a mixed Toughie week. It’s one of those puzzles that took a bit of working out, but once you see the answer and match it to the clue, you can see and appreciate the way it works (and the mind of the evil genius behind it!). As usual with Notabilis, some of the clues are innovative ways of working clues, 8 across being a great example. How many setters would have clued it in that way?

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