August 1, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 30054

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30054

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja where the very hot weather is continuing.  In fact, last Monday was the hottest day since I moved to Spain with the temperature up to an unprecedented 44°C (that’s 111°F to our American readers) in the afternoon.  It’s been a more normal mid-thirties since but the forecast is for hotter weather from next weekend.  In this part of Spain statistically August 6 is the hottest day of the year so it will be interesting to see what we get next Saturday.

Today we have a typical Monday puzzle which is mostly fairly easy but with the usual handful of head scratchers. Not too heavy on the anagrams and there seem quite a few clues where part of the answer is lifted directly. Still, an enjoyable puzzle while it lasted.
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