Putting the words to lights – crossword clues explained in plain English
Miffypops once lived deep in the rural beauty of South Warwickshire. He now lives just across the border in Leicestershire with his long suffering wife (Saint) Sharon.
Thanks to his parents he cannot remember life without crossword puzzles.
Toughie No 2873 by Dada
Hints and tips by Miffypops
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment ***
I had no idea who set this puzzle when I solved it. I suspected Dada but not enough to place a wager. 16 of the clues have unchecked first letters which together with some rather stretched synonyms made for a tougher solve than usual for a Tuesday
Extra letters give FIGHTING WITH HIM WAS LIKE TRYING TO SOLVE A CROSSWORD, from Red by TAYLOR SWIFT; the line ends ‘…and realising there is no right answer’, hence SWIFT is removed with the cells shaded red.
Some crosswords come from a subject dear to the setter’s heart, which he’s keen to share with others.… Continue reading
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