August 6, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sloggers & Betters (Manchester)

Sloggers & Betters (Manchester)

Saturday 8th September 2012.

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DT 26937

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26937

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Thanks to Libellule for covering for me last Friday. In return I get to blog a typically gentle introduction to the new week from Rufus. I am somewhat critical of some of the double definitions here; I do think that for a double definition to work the two definitions need to have quite distinct meanings and there are a couple in this puzzle (3d and 6d) where there are considerable overlaps. I’d value your views on this or anything else.
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