March 25, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 28384 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28384 (Hints)

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Morning all, BD is off being lead negotiator at the Hanley in Swan Brexit negotiations, so I have stepped into the breach to keep an eye on today’s goings-on.

I rather suspect we have a visit today from the Mysteron with a puzzle that I really enjoyed (2.5* &4*).  I suspect some of the traditionalists may find it not to their liking, but it’s rather amusing with a few topical references and neologisms scattered around.  There are also a fair few anagrams around, and I have ignored most of the longer clues that feature anagrams.  There’s also one rather poignant topical clue at 1 across which should become apparent. 

Thank you to our Mysterious Setter for a very pleasant solve that was not too taxing.

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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