November 16, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26399

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26399

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

I don’t know who the setter is today – the puzzle has the feel of a refugee from the wasteland that was once Thursday’s province. I’ve noticed before that the first clue you solve sets the tone for the whole puzzle – today the first answer I put in was 1a and, as far as I was concerned, the puzzle never recovered. Am I being unfair? Or am I being unduly generous in giving it two stars for enjoyment? Let me know your views in a comment!
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