March 29, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26200

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26200

Hints and tips by Rishi

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

[This will be the last review from Rishi for a while as he is taking a break due to family and business commitments.  I would like to thank him for the enlightenment he has brought to crossword solving over the last few months, and hope that he will be able to return later in the year.  Libellule will be in this spot from next Monday.  BD]

An easy outing! Actually I solved this crossword while travelling in a public transport known as autorikshaw on public thoroughfares here in Madras that is Chennai, India, to fulfil a private engagement in a different part of the city away from my home.

I especially liked 19a, 3d, 16d and 22d for their excellent surface reading. I also liked 1a, 11a, 17a, 19a, 31a, 2d and 6d for their smoothness.

Some like 25a, 29a and 21d and 25d, we have met before many times if we are veteran solvers.

The answer tucked away under each clue will show up if you highlight the white space between the curly brackets.
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