June 22, 2020 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29396

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29396

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja where summer has finally arrived, the state of alarm is over and the nights are now drawing in. Just to make you all jealous here’s a link to the Vega Baja weather forecast for the next week:-


Maybe it’s just me but I thought this was the trickiest Monday puzzle for some time but also the most enjoyable.  I didn’t help myself by putting the wrong first word in 12a which made 13d impossible until the penny finally dropped.  I wonder if any of you made the same mistake.  There’s only one full anagram in this puzzle but there are five clues with an anagram involved in the wordplay and a couple of them are rather cunningly disguised. I hope you all enjoyed the tussle as much as I did. Continue reading “DT 29396”