29012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29012

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29012

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 30th March 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! – A pleasant enough Prize Puzzle with a couple  of enjoyable lavatorial clues.

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DT 29012 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29012 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club
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Greetings from Warrington.

Had a lovely day yesterday celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first puzzle by our very own Elgar.  A small group of us gathered at a very nice pub-restaurant in York and toasted Mr H’s achievement.  Yesterday’s post does give you a chance to tackle that first puzzle, set when he was a mere stripling at the age of 15.  There is a picture of the gathering in there as well and I feel sure a certain other lady will share some too.

It’s the last Saturday, and the boss is off to market, so I’m here to guide you with some hints for today’s challenge.  If pressed, I would guess today’s puzzle is by our long-standing Mysteron.    Some lovely penny-drop moments, and just about the right level of difficulty for a Saturday puzzle.  Lots of favourite clues to make you smile and overall, a good workout.  The grid is slightly less helpful as there is only one entry into each section.  I have provided a hint to each of those.

 

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