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DT 26500

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26500

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If the Telegraph is following its usual pattern this puzzle should be by Shamus, but I’m not sure of that (Shamus is normally pretty good about leaving a comment to claim ownership of his work, so we may find out later today). It’s a pleasant solve which is not overly difficult, but there are a couple of clues (5d and 26d) where the allusions may cause a bit of head-scratching, so I’ve upped the stars for difficulty from two to three. Let us know your opinion in a comment.
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