August 22, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26014 – Hints

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26014 – Hints

Selected hints by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment: **

The girls are back in town – or at least one of them – and you still need to keep your atlas handy for this Saturday puzzle.  The grid is one of those dreadful ones that only the Telegraph, among quality dailies, still allows.  This is four puzzles in one, joined only by the two long answers.

If you are using CluedUp today, then check the printable version for the correct wording of 9 across. This problem has now been fixed!  Just why this site can’t handle accented words and randomly drops apostrophes is a mystery.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle. Five stars if you thought it was great, one if you hated it, four, three or two if it was somewhere in between.

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them. Peter Biddlecombe’s full review of this puzzle will be published at 12.00 on Thursday, 27th August.

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