October 30, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 30444

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30444

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from Almoradí where autumn is slowly arriving. I had to get my long trousers out last Saturday but yesterday was back to shorts.  Today’s looking like shorts as well!

I think this puzzle must be a Campbell production, because of the two puns in the quickie, but I thought it was definitely at the tricky end of his spectrum.  Perhaps that’s just me having an off day but I did enjoy the tussle.  I’ll be interested to see who agrees and who doesn’t.
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