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DT 26197

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26197

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

An improvement on last Thursday’s, but I still can’t get over excited. There are some good clues here, and some good surface readings, but the crossword on the whole is pulled down by the large number of its “same” style of clues and a general lack of inventiveness. Anyway “tant pis” as they say over here in France.

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