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DT Cryptic No 25876 – Review

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25876 – Review

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **


For me, this was rather a disappointing puzzle. I’m not mad keen on the grid, with some 7-letter answers with only 3 letters checked, though some others have 5 checked letters. And like some other DT grids, it’s all short words – the longest entry is 9 letters. It does have a good side – the shortest answer is 6 letters so we get a day off from ERATO and tricky little 4-letter words.

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