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DT 29774

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29774

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Hello, everyone, and welcome to our discussion of another satisfying and enjoyable Tuesday crossword puzzle. Two Tuesdays ago X-Type said in a comment that "you'll see me more regularly from now on".  After solving this puzzle I suspect that regularly means fortnightly. Writing that reminded me that fortnight is one of a few non-slang British English words that baffle most Americans, perhaps because it's so difficult to guess its meaning.  Wikipedia, noting that the word is rarely used in North America, also warns readers that it is not to be confused with Fortnite, whose rise now makes comprehension over here even more difficult. Continue reading "DT 29774"