February 22, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29605

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29605

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja where the Covid restrictions continue.  Bars and restaurants remain closed and we can’t travel outside the Communitat Valenciana.  It’s likely to stay this way until  March 1st  or later.  At least infection rates are coming down and the vaccination programme has started so there’s light at the end of the tunnel – I just hope it isn’t the headlight of an oncoming train!

Maybe it’s just me having an off day but I found today’s puzzle a fair bit trickier than the last few Monday puzzles have been.  It was also very entertaining as some of the pennies dropped so all in all one of the better Monday offerings for some time. I’ll be interested to find out if you guys agree.
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