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DT 29261

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29261

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja where it’s a bit chilly but bright and sunny but with rain forecast for the weekend. I’m a bit twitchy about rain at the moment so I hope it’s not of biblical proportions!
I don’t know who today’s setter is apart from I’d venture it isn’t proXimal.  It certainly didn’t frighten the horses and I was going to go for just * difficulty after I got seven acrosses and then fourteen downs on first pass. However a couple of the rest held out a bit so ** it is for me.  There are five reasonably lengthy anagrams to give a lot of checkers so I don’t expect many of you will have had much trouble. Continue reading “DT 29261”