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L4599: Triumvirate by tnap

Posted by Encota on 10 April 2020

I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this one. Distracted by the endless bombardment of C-19 ‘news’, I found it hard to get fully engaged: it was probably just me.

My puzzle ended up looking like this:

The US Army / Infantry Divisions – the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 10th & 23rd to be precise, appeared highly ‘vexed’ in those locations in the grid which was a nice feature: i.e. BIG RED ONE, INDIANHEAD, RED DIAMOND, MOUNTAINEERS & AMERICA all appearing in anagrammed forms in the grid.

29d took me the longest to get my head around:

Cubs having ball for me to toss (6)

A nice surface. Initially ‘cubs’ was changed to ‘clubs’. So the definition was ‘clubs’ = DISCOS. But how did the wordplay work? Eventually it appeared that it was DISC(us)S for ‘toss’ and ‘us’ for ‘me’. So ‘us’ needs replacing with O (‘ball’) and DISCOS it is.

Back next week. Cheers all,

Tim / Encota

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