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DT 27759

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27759

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

Hola from the Vega Baja where it’s nice and sunny but there is what my Grandad used to call a “Lazy wind”. It’s too idle to go round you so it just goes straight through you!

What put this puzzle into 3* territory is that some of the synonyms are really stretching things to the limit. To be fair though if you look up the answers in a thesaurus you’ll always find the definition from the clue listed as a synonym so one can’t really complain. I enjoyed the head scratching (nits perhaps?) but I’ll be interested in your comments.  I don’t know who the setter is but I have my suspicions.
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