June 14, 2021 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29701

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29701

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja where summer has arrived big time.  We’re getting temperatures around 30°C every day now and the forecast is for it to be hotter by weekend.

Maybe it’s just me having an off day but I found this puzzle a bit trickier than recent Mondays have been. I only got six of the acrosses and eight of the downs on first pass which is lower than average for me on a Monday. However there are enough gimmes and a couple of anagrams to give you a good start so I don’t think it will cause too much trouble.  For me a tad of extra trickiness adds to the overall enjoyment of the tussle.
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