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DT 30018

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30018

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment *****

Hola from the Vega Baja where the heatwave may be coming to an end at last! Forecast is for only (only!) 33°C today and similar for the rest of the week. That’s still hotter than usual for mid-June but a relief after the last week or so of crazy temperatures.  Suffice it to say that I was in Granada last week and the temperature was 42°C for three days running.  That’s unheard of in mid-June and even unusual for late July or early August!

Anyway, on to the puzzle.  It is what, for me, has become a classic Monday.  It’s elegantly clued and not too hard but with a couple of tricky ones in the mix to keep us all on our toes. It was a great welcome back to crosswordland after ten days away on hols.  Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
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