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DT 27711

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27711

Hints and tips by archy and mehitabel

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning everyone, it’s the cockroach and the alley cat again – I told you we’d be back!  Mehitabel has failed to land an Aristocat as her 18d and I’m still bashing my head on the keyboard so no change there. Our first blog was in birthday week last year so we thought it would be cool to get back together and do another.

It’s a pretty good puzzle with some clever stuff, a few “penny drops” and a few grins.  We’ve agreed on **/*** but 5d is nearly worth a fourth enjoyment on its own. I’m sure many of you will disagree so it will be interesting to see your comments.

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