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DT 27478

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27478

Hints and tips by archy and mehitabel

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone, and a lovely morning it is on the Vega Baja. In Spain, today is the Mayday public holiday so archy is on double time, hooray!
With my track record of spotting setters I hesitate to make a guess but I’m pretty sure that this is a RayT production, and a lot of fun it is. Worth the fourth enjoyment star just for 14a.

This time mehitabel has done the across clues and archy the downs and, as usual, the ones we like most are in blue. Definitions are underlined in the clue.

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