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DT 27539

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27539

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a dry but overcast morning.

It may be that I’m tired after a long trip into Wales for a family funeral, but I found today’s Giovanni hard going, with several obscure words, an unusual variant spelling, and one word which was completely new to me, although the clues, as usual, were entirely fair.

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