April 19, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29653

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29653

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja where our lockdown continues.  It’s not too bad really as bars are open until 1800 and shops can open up to 2000 so it doesn’t really affect pommette and I as we rarely go out in the evening.  I’m more for a good lunch followed by a siesta and then a veg-out in front of the telly. The main problem for us is that the borders of Communitat Valenciana remain closed so we haven’t been able to visit our apartment since last October as it’s in the neighbouring community of Murcia.  Still, the measures have had some good effect and Valenciana has the lowest infection rate in Spain, some say the lowest rate in Europe.

Not much to say about the puzzle that I haven’t before.  It’s another example of what has become our normal Monday fare.  However, there’s a couple of clues with slightly complicated wordplay and more than the average number of clues involving anagrams.  I thought it more enjoyable than usual so it’ll be interesting to see if any of you agree.
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