Described as ‘The world’s hardest cryptic crossword’ by The Times, Mirror and Sun (amongst others), here’s your chance to try it…

It took me six weeks devising what has been dubbed the ‘world’s hardest cryptic crossword’, a fiendishly difficult puzzle by any measure. In fact, my colleagues believe it is 100 times harder than anything else they’ve tried.

Since then, ten brainboxes have sent me the correct solutions. They are, in order of receipt, Simon Anthony, Clive Weatherley, Derek Harrison, Ivan Reid, crypticsue, John Chute, Mark Williams, Graham Dixon, Stuart Sussex and Lesley Duff. Congratulations and respect to them, but don’t let that put you off having a go, and I’d be happy to confirm the result.

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