January 25, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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Following a recent poll AnswerBank have issued the following press release, which I thought you would find of interest.  BD

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DT 26146

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26146

Hints and tips by Rishi

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Neat, clean, delectable – some words to describe today’s offering from our Monday maestro. Most of the clues are easy. Some have slightly tricky bits of play.

At one stage I had six clues to go. They were: 28a, 30a and 8d, 21d, 26d, 27d. Of these, the very last to go in were 30a and 26d.

The clues that I liked most are: 9a, 11a, 18a, 5d, 15d, 20d, 25d – all of which have smooth surface reading.

All the answers are here – except that they are hidden. To see any, please drag the mouse over the white space between  the curly brackets.

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