June 8, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29384

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29384

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where summer seems to have been suspended for today.  It’s a bit chilly this morning and I can hear a rumble or two of thunder in the distance.  Normal service is due to be restored on Wednesday.

As to the puzzle, well it didn’t put up much of a fight. I got eight of the acrosses and then twelve of the downs on first pass so the horses didn’t even prick up their ears.  My only pause was with 16d where I couldn’t believe that -A-C-D-G could be correct so I spent a bit of time checking my across answers before the penny dropped.  I don´t think many of you will be requiring any hints today.
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