October 16, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 30432

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30432

Hints and tips by pommers

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Hola from Almoradí where summer still lingers on. I’ve heard it said that we’re having the warmest October on record and I can quite believe it!  32°C last Saturday which is silly hot for mid-October.

As to the crossword it wasn’t my favourite, but I can’t put my finger on exactly why.  I don’t know who the setter is but it’s X Type’s turn, but there are three puns in the quickie so it could be Campbell I suppose, although it didn’t feel like one of his.  I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on it.
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