January 31, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 27713 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27713 (Hints)

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Greetings from the North of Liverpool.  I’m up in Crosby on a retreat for a weekend while everyone else is gathering for cake in London.  If you are around, do pop over to the Bridge House, it’s a lovely venue and lots of your favourite people will be there, and maybe a few of your tormentors so you can shake them warmly by the throat.  You’ll be made extremely welcome and you will probably get a piece of Crypticsue’s lovely cake.  We had a lovely chocolate cake last night as part of our evening meal, so I have had my quota already.

This is a reasonably straightforward prize puzzle with some nice clues.  It certainly feels like a Peter Chamberlain puzzle, but I have known to be wrong.

I’ll pop in and out up until lunchtime and will then leave you to the tender mercies of young Digby for the afternoon when I hope to be going to look at Antony Gormley’s sculptures on the nearby beach.

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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