Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27544
Hints and tips by archy and mehitabel
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment **/***
Good morning everyone. It’s a bit steamy on the Vega Baja this morning and it’s hot in Oxford too, but not in a nice way – a bit cloudy/sunny – very grumpy weather.
Maybe it’s the weather causing us to be a bit grumpy but we both thought this was a tricky little rascal and a bit of a grind. A bit of a strange mixture of some very dodgy surfaces interspersed with a few chestnuts, some fairly easy clues and some very clever stuff. Not many anagrams either. Archy spent some time looking for a Nina round the outside but can’t spot one. We’ll be interested to hear what you made of it.