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Toughie 894

Toughie No 894 by Elgar

Vlad the Impaler rises again

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

If you have been wondering where Elgar has been these last few weeks, he has been hiding in his sarcophagus sharpening his impaling stakes and putting together this fiendish puzzle. The newspaper version helpfully has the two squares mentioned in 1d/20d shaded in pink, but this is not necessary in order to be able to solve the puzzle. I will reveal all about 1d/20d at the end of the review.

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