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DT 29546

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29546

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where the summer still continues to hang around.  We had 25°C last Friday which is very unusual for December but it’s a bit chilly this morning.  Overcast as well but the forecast is for improvement as the morning goes on.

I found today’s puzzle at the easier end of the Monday spectrum and nearly gave it a star less for difficulty.  There are a few chestnuty bits and gimmes as well as five anagrams so I don’t think many of you will have had any trouble getting a foothold.  There’s a couple of more complicated clues so ** is probably about right.  As usual I’ll be interested to hear what you all though of it.
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