This puzzle was originally published in The Sunday London Times on January 24, 2010
It took a long time and a lot of work to complete this puzzle - of course, I was more than a bit distracted by the Olympic Gold Medal hockey game.
Some possibly unfamiliar abbreviations, people, places, words and expressions used in today's puzzle
Beds. - abbreviation English county Bedfordshire.
brolly - noun Brit. informal an umbrella.
finger buffet - noun a buffet meal consisting of food which may be eaten with the fingers, such as small sandwiches, cocktail sausage rolls, canapés, etc (sometimes called finger food), without any need for a knife and fork.
(the) Gents - noun informal 2 Brit. a men’s public toilet.
high tea - noun Brit. a meal eaten in the late afternoon or early evening, typically consisting of a cooked dish and tea.
test - noun 7 a test match: an international cricket or rugby match played between teams representing two different countries
Links to Solutions
A review of today's puzzle by talbinho can be found at Times for the Times [ST 4365].
Signing off for this week - Falcon
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — DT 28339
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