August 9, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 611

Toughie No 611 by MynoT

Something fishy!

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When you see MynoT as the setter there is usually a theme in the offing but, apart from a few fishy references, there doesn’t seem to be anything today. [Wrong again!  Thanks to Qix for pointing out that the theme is a work from a series by Edith Sitwell.]

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DT 26626

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26626

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This is a pretty gentle puzzle for a Tuesday. My problem with it is not its relative ease, but that the compiler seems to have put all his/her effort into getting the wordplay right without paying too much attention to the surface readings. As a result the surface in a number of the clues is clunky or meaningless. Do you agree or disagree? – let us know in a comment.
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