September 6, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2500 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2500 – Hints

Selected hints by Big Dave

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

We asked for a special crossword for number 2500, and here it is.  The best single tip for solving this puzzle is to read the clue for 25 across first, then you will have an idea of the theme and where it is featured.  And don’t forget to heed the warning given:

(WARNING: Two answers in this special 2500th puzzle require numbers as well as letters. The figure zero must be entered as a capital O.)

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle. Five stars if you thought it was great, one if you hated it, four, three or two if it was somewhere in between.

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.

Peter Biddlecombe’s full review of this puzzle will be published at 12.00 on Friday, 11th September.

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