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DT 26275

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26275

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****

I have nearly worn out the blue highlighter today – there were so many excellent clues in this puzzle. Once again we don’t know the name of the setter, but we have not had a puzzle as good as this one on a Thursday since Jay relinquished the slot at the start of the year.

The clue at 8 down is one of the best I have seen in a long time. I hope the setter owns up to this one.

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