July 27, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

NTSPP – 494

NTSPP – 494

A Puzzle by Shabbo

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DT 29114 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29114 (Hints)
The Saturday Crossword Club
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Herzliche Grüße aus der charmanten Stadt Jena in Ostdeutschland!

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I’m here for my annual visit to the University’s excellent language course and also my annual disaster travelling to and from the city.  I thought nothing could top last year’s journey from home but I was wrong.  The chaos at St Pancras meant that I had to completely reroute my journey through Paris.  I had a first-class Interrail pass which meant I could have travelled on most trains, but because I couldn’t have a reservation on a specific train that would have allowed me to arrive at midnight rather than the original 9 pm, I had to ensure a journey that got me to Jena at 10 am with six changes.   Good old Eurostar will be getting a bit of a stern letter about their part in this chaos.

Anyway, to matters in hand.  I am suitably refreshed and ready to deal with today’s task which I think is set by the Original Mysteron.  A pleasant solve.

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