Daily Telegraph Puzzle NumberDT 26398
Publication Date in The Daily TelegraphMonday, November 15, 2010
Link to Full ReviewBig Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 26398]
Big Dave's Review Written ByLibellule
Big Dave's Rating
|Difficulty - **||Enjoyment - ***|
NotesThe National Post has skipped DT 26397 which was published in The Daily Telegraph on Saturday, November 13, 2010
Unlike virtually all of the Brits, I struggled with this puzzle. I resorted to my Tool Chest with eight clues left to solve (most of them in the SW corner and the remaining two either bordering or entering that area). Once I had managed to decipher one or two of these, the remainder revealed themselves quite readily.
Selected abbreviations, people, places, words and expressions appearing in today's puzzle
Appearing in Clues:
The meanings listed in this section may reflect how the word is used in the surface reading of the clue. Of course, that meaning may be contributing to the misdirection that the setter is attempting to create.
comma - 3 (also comma butterfly) a widespread butterfly that has orange and brown wings with ragged edges, and a white comma-shaped mark on the underside of the hindwing (Polygonia c - album, subfamily Nymphalinae, family Nymphalidae)
pie3 - noun & verb Printing a variant spelling of pi2, noun an amount of type that has been jumbled or thrown together at random; verb (transitive) to jumble or mix up (type); verb (intransitive) to become jumbled
Appearing in Solutions:
rouble - (also chiefly North American ruble) noun the basic monetary unit of Russia and some other former republics of the USSR, equal to 100 kopeks
Signing off for today - Falcon