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DT 28819

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28819

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja where the heat wave seems to have abated a little – it was only 32°C yesterday and it even rained a tad in the morning. 
I suspect today’s setter is the same one as in my last blog two weeks ago.  Similar quirky style which I quite enjoyed.  Again it’s a little tricky in places if you’re not on the wavelength so I’ve given it three stars even though I actually solved it well within two star time.  Last time the puzzle seemed to split the commentariat into two camps of tricky and benign so it will be interesting to see if the same is true this week.
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