26142 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26142

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26142

Personal Demons

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment **

A reasonably enjoyable stroll from our Wednesday Wizard today with nothing terribly taxing to cause grief or stress. However a few of my personal bête noires appear in today’s grid, which causes me a little irritation. I’m not keen on clues using “artificial or contrived names” and there are a couple here today, but otherwise it’s a pleasant solve. Likewise I think the clue at 17 across has the definition and indications being too close.

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