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Toughie 626

Toughie No 626 by Elgar

Good Things Come in Threes

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley. Thanks to Big Dave for covering while I had a wonderful week’s holiday in the Lake District last week.  Three days after coming home and unpacking, I had to repack and spend a couple of days back in Calderdale Hospital.   Luckily I managed to escape last night and am now under the care of the District Nursing team for a few days.

We have the return of Elgar today with a fine puzzle that contains lots of things to make you smile, think and bang your head against the wall in equal measure.  Although it’s my least favourite grid in the crossword world (each corner only has one way in, so if you get stuck you are really stuck!).   However there are some great clues that will have you scratching your head and appreciate Elgar’s magical craft.

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