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DT 27278

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27278

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Here is today’s collection of answers/hints to the Monday Maestro’s offering. (More Rufus in the Guardian if you need it). A pleasant and enjoyable solve with 13a and 13d providing the entertainment.

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DT 27266

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27266

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

I struggled with parts of this, this morning, not helped by putting the more obvious (to me) but wrong ending to the first word at 31a.

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DT 27260

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27260

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ****

The sun is once again shining south of the Loire, and I have had an entertaining crossword to review. Not sure why we have three clues where the answers are number(s) though.

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DT 27254

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27254

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Two stars for difficulty today, I spent longer on the top right hand side of the crossword than I did on the rest of it. Possibly because I initially struggled to see 7d (what a clue!).

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DT 27248

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27248

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ****

Good fun as usual, although we are a bit confused with 22a. If you found this was over too quickly, you can always get a double dose by trying the Rufus in the Guardian.

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DT 27236

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27236

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Its currently scorchio here (31C at 10.30am and rising). The usual fun and pleasant solve from Rufus. If you get through this too quickly, there is another Rufus in the Guardian to try.

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