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DT 28847

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28847

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello, everyone.  Today's back-pager continues the recent Tuesday trend of delivering enjoyable puzzles combining smooth surfaces, helpful definitions, and some devious wordplay.  I'm not sure how to assign a difficulty rating to a puzzle like this – perhaps 2* if you stop the clock when the grid is filled, and 3* if you're not satisfied until every clue is parsed. 

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