September 4, 2023 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 30396

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30396

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Hola from Almoradí where we have an orange sky! It happens occasionally when Saharan dust is blown northwards. Even though I know what it is it seems a bit spooky!

As for the crossword I’m not 100% this is the work of Campbell.  It didn’t have the right feel and I can only see one pun in the Quickie. Also there are too many anagrams.  I count it as six straight anagrams but there are another five clues that involve an anagram as some part of the answer.  However, I’m the world’s worst at spotting setters and I suppose someone will point out the second pun so perhaps it will turn out to be Campbell after all!
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