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DT 26089

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26089

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Tilsit is unable to review today’s puzzle, but he will be back here tomorrow with the Toughie.

When I solved this crossword I quite enjoyed it, but once I sat down to analyse the wordplay I must admit to being less than impressed with a few of the clues. For example most setters try not to use the same indicator twice in a puzzle but here we have “up”, a dubious anagram indicator at the best of times, in two of the across clues.

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