August 31, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26021

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26021

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

This puzzle would make an excellent introduction for someone new to cryptic crosswords.  All of the main elements of a good puzzle are here, and with the exception of the rather unusual definition used in 18 across, many of you will have completed and understood it without recourse to a dictionary.  Thanks once again to Rufus, our Monday Maestro, for putting a smile on our faces on this Bank Holiday Monday.

If you were expecting Tilsit today, he will be here on Wednesdays in future.

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