25894 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT Cryptic No 25894 – Review

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25894 – CD Collection

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was memorable for the number of cryptic definitions. I like some of them and had reservations about others. The grid is good this week – six different word-lengths, no isolated corners, and 50%+ checking throughout. Other grid designers might have put the 11-letter words on the same row as a 3-letter word, but as Telegraph puzzles seem to have more three-letter words than some others, a puzzle with none of them is fine!

This was probably the easiest of the Saturday puzzles I’ve covered so far – there was no “nasty corner” to delay a solution when everything else was finished.

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DT Cryptic No 25894 – Hints

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25894 – Hints

Selected hints by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

One place, one ship and a woman’s name this week, but they are nothing like as obscure as those of earlier weeks.  The usual few hints to get you started.

Peter Biddlecombe’s full review of this puzzle will be published at 12.00 on Thursday, 9th April.

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