This puzzle was originally published Tuesday, March 24, 2009 in The Daily Telegraph
Not too difficult a puzzle today - but one containing a goodly dose of Briticisms.
Some possibly unfamiliar abbreviations, people, places, words and expressions used in today's puzzle
beak - Brit, dated slang a headmaster, judge or magistrate (noun, defn. 4)
bedlam - colloq a very noisy confused place or situation; a madhouse
CID - abbrev Criminal Investigation Department, the detective branch of the British police force
DI - abbrev Detective Inspector (defn. 2)
grange - Brit a farmhouse or country house with its farm buildings (entry 2)
pi - Brit slang a short form of pious (adj)
I found one question on AnswerBank discussing today's puzzle. It (together with the clue to which it relates) is:
Big Dave's Telegraph Crossword Blog [DT 25884].
Signing off for today - Falcon
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