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DT 26489

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26489

Hints and tips by Pommers

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

[The latest addition to our blogging team is someone who should already be well-known by all.  No less than pommers, ably assisted in the technical department by pommette, faces, as he described it yesterday, his “baptism of fire”.  He really had no need to worry, as I’m sure you will agree when you have read his review.  BD]

Woke up this morning a bit nervous as it’s my debut in the Land of Blog!
All sorts of questions – What happens if I can’t solve the crossword? or don’t understand some of the wordplay? or worse – the DT crossword editor has an aberration and accidently publishes an Elgar Toughie as today’s cryptic! Aargh!

I needn’t have worried as the Wednesday Wizard has come up trumps once again!

A nice mix of clues and some which make one think a bit. I’ve given it 3* for overall difficulty (based on my solving time) but there are a few clues definitely in the 4* category. I’ve marked my favourites in blue.

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