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DT 26654

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26654

A full review by Prolixic

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

On the basis that the Saturday setter rotates between Cephas and another setter (whose name is a closely guarded secret), this week’s prize puzzle was by Cephas.  Sadly Gnomethang is not as regular as Cephas.  He has been burning the midnight oil at both ends and is unable to review the crossword.  I have volunteered for the happy task preparing this review.  Gnomethang promises that the light at the end of the tunnel is just around the corner and he should be back on duty next week to review this coming Saturday’s crossword.

I found this to be an enjoyable crossword with a good range of clues.  There was nothing to difficult to unravel in understaning the clues.  The only unknown (to me) word was the plant in 5d but the word was easily found from the wordplay.

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DT 26654 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26654 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, and provide hints for them.

Feel free to let off steam about the continuing, non-lightning-strike related, problems on the site and the lack of recompense or honest explanations.

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