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DT 27269

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27269

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa, where we are experiencing a bit of a late summer heat wave. I found today’s puzzle to be challenging to pigeonhole. The difficulty level of clues seems to cover a broad range from facile to fairly tricky. Furthermore, some of the clues virtually defy efforts to craft hints for them. In the end, I have opted to set both meters between two and three stars.

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