March 21, 2022 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 29940

Daily Telegraph Cryptic 29940

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja where the chilly and wet weather is continuing.  We have a forecast of light rain for the whole week which will please a lot of people as there is an official drought in Spain due to the unusually dry winter we’ve had.  Hopefully normal service will be resumed next week.

I thought today’s crossie was up to the usual standard we’ve come to expect on a Monday but was at the rather easy end of the spectrum.  I got ten of the acrosses and all but two of the downs on first pass so * seems about right for the difficulty level.  There are six full anagrams and two other clues that involve an anagram so there’s plenty of ways into the puzzle.  I don’t think many of you will need any hints today.
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