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DT 26708

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26708

A full review by gnomethang

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Morning All!. Last Saturday’s puzzle marked the 25th Anniversary of the first puzzle published in the Daily Telegraph by Cephas, a.k.a. Peter Chamberlain. In retrospect this means that I have probably solved more of his puzzles than any other setter’s. His style is very recognisable and sits well with the ‘Prize Puzzle’ ethos in the Telegraph being consistent, enjoyable, sometimes tricky but never absolutely fiendish in style (although he often sets harder puzzles in the Toughie). This puzzle was pretty much archetypal in this regard.

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DT 26708 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26708 (Hints)

Today is a special celebration

25 years ago Cephas had his first Daily Telegraph crossword puzzle published

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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