December 19, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 30174

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30174

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

Hola from the Vega Baja.  Christmas will be over by the next Monday puzzle so may I wish all our readers a very merry one and best wishes for the new year too.  We’re off to Benidorm again this year after staying home for a couple of years due to Covid restrictions.

Our Monday Maestro is on good form today with an enjoyable puzzle at the benign end of his difficulty range.  A couple of bits of GK required in 8a and 16d but if you know it the puzzle is really only * difficulty. If you don’t know it you’ll need a bit of investigoogling but it shouldn’t be too hard to get to the answers.  There are eight clues involving anagrams so you should be able to get off to a good start.
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