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DT 30073

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30073

Hints and tips by Mr K

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Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday. I’d like to say that I solved this engaging and enjoyable puzzle completely unaided. I really would. But I can’t, because I had to turn to reference materials to make sense of some of the final down clues. On the flip side, I have learned several exotic new words. But even more puzzling than some of those answers is how the setter managed to get a crossword containing twelve complete or partial anagrams past the editor. Unless the setter is our editor? Perhaps we will find out later.  Continue reading "DT 30073"