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DT 29148

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29148

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where summer is continuing, although the forecast for the next few days looks a bit iffy.  Still it’s pretty hot and sunny and the moment so I’m not complaining.  I’m not sure what to make of this puzzle.  I got eight of the acrosses and ten of the downs on first pass but of those eighteen answers fifteen of them went in the right hand side, which was completely full, but the left hand side was nearly empty.  The remaining answers put up something of a fight before revealing themselves so it’s ** for the right and **** for the left so *** on average.  I don’t know who the setter is but whoever it is has a liking for charades and thinking up original anagram indicators.  I enjoyed the tussle and had a few good penny drop moments.
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