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DT 30654

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30654

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

Hola from Almoradí and a happy Canada Day to one and all. Falcon fancied the evening off as there are some festive things going on in Ottawa to celebrate Canada’s National Day so you’ve got me again!

I’ve given today’s puzzle an extra star for difficulty because, tucked away among the usual fairly benign stuff, there are a couple of real head scratchers.  Just as enjoyable as the normal Monday fare so I hope you all get on with it.  I have to say thanks to the setter for the excuse to include a couple of songs from Simon and Garfunkel!
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