Daily Telegraph Puzzle NumberDT 26387
Publication Date in The Daily TelegraphTuesday, November 2, 2010
Link to Full ReviewBig Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 26387]
Big Dave's Review Written ByGazza
Big Dave's Rating
|Difficulty - **||Enjoyment - ***|
After yesterday's blizzard, we have a beautiful sunny day with not a cloud in the sky, no wind, and a temperature of -10 ˚C. A perfect day to spend on the cross county ski trails - which I did. However, I may have overdone it for my first time out this winter. I expect to pay the price tomorrow in sore muscles and joints. The puzzle provided a somewhat less strenuous workout - but no less enjoyable.
Selected abbreviations, people, places, words and expressions appearing in today's puzzle
Appearing in Clues:
Settle - a small market town and civil parish within the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England
Appearing in Solutions:
Blighty - noun British an informal term for Britain or England, used by soldiers of the First and Second World Wars
William Ewart Gladstone - (1809–98), British Liberal statesman, Prime Minister 1868–74,1880-5,1886, and 1892-4. At first a Conservative minister, he later joined the Liberal Party, becoming its leader in 1867. His ministries saw the introduction of elementary education, the passing of the Irish Land Acts and the third Reform Act, and his campaign in favour of Home Rule for Ireland.
RA - abbreviation [5th entry] (in the UK) Royal Artillery
stone - noun 4 (plural same) British a unit of weight equal to 14 lb (6.35 kg): I weighed 10 stone
Happy Chinese New Year to those celebrating today - Falcon