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Brexit message hidden in newspaper crossword spotted by eagle-eyed puzzlers

Crossword compiler Philistine certainly left puzzle fans in no doubt as to his own Brexit views.

A newspaper reader completes a crossword (Steven Paston/PA)
A newspaper reader completes a crossword (Steven Paston/PA)

By Alistair Mason, PA

A crossword compiler hid a not-too-subtle message about Brexit in their latest puzzle.

The cryptic crossword in Thursday’s Guardian, set by Philistine, featured some hidden words if puzzlers read horizontally across the top and bottom lines.

The message added by the setter, whose real name is Samer Nashef, read: “Bollocks to Brexit.”

Eagle-eyed readers of the left-leaning newspaper took to Twitter once they spotted the Easter egg.

While one described it as “genius” and another said it was “perfect”, Twitter user James Stewart Laing joked: “I’m for remain but that wins most urban elite injoke ever!”

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