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DT 27006

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27006

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja.   Well, was this a recycled Toughie or what?  Hardest back-pager for some time methinks.  There again, it could just be me having an off day I suppose!  I found it hard to solve and it didn’t get any easier when writing the hints, which was a bit of a surprise as things usually look much more simple with hindsight.  Thanks to the setter for a bit of unexpected brain strain which I did enjoy a lot, once I realised I could actually solve it without screaming for help!

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