August 31, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 415

Toughie No 415 by MynoT

As I was going to Strawberry Fair!

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I was wondering what theme MynoT was going to use next, and early clues led me to think it might be astronomy. It turned out to be something totally different!

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DT 26333

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26333

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I used to know where I was on Tuesdays; we had puzzles from Shamus and Ray T on alternate weeks. Then last week the schedule went berserk – not only did we have Ray T two weeks in a row, but his trademark (exclusively single-word answers) was jettisoned. So I approached this morning’s puzzle with some trepidation as to who the setter would be. Well, I’m pretty sure that it’s not by Ray T and I do think that it’s from Shamus (not least because of 5a). It only remains now for me to be proved totally wrong by a comment from the real setter!
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