Daily Telegraph Puzzle NumberDT 26394
Publication Date in The Daily TelegraphWednesday, November 10, 2010
Link to Full ReviewBig Dave's Crossword Blog [DT 26394]
Big Dave's Review Written ByFalcon
Big Dave's Rating
|Difficulty - ***||Enjoyment - ***|
NotesThe National Post has skipped DT 26390 through DT 26393 which were published in The Daily Telegraph from Friday, November 5 through Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Today the National Post has deviated from the publication schedule that it has followed for quite some time - skipping several puzzles in the process. As I began work on this puzzle, it started to seem very familiar. It didn't take me long to realize that it was one that I had reviewed for Big Dave's site back in November. As a result, the performance bar is pretty meaningless today (although, I would definitely have been more than a little embarrassed if I had not been able to complete the puzzle the second time around).
Selected abbreviations, people, places, words and expressions appearing in today's puzzle
Appearing in Solutions:
IOW - abbreviation 1 Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England, a county since 1974; population 131,700 (est. 2009); administrative centre, Newport. It lies at the entrance to Southampton Water and is separated from the mainland by the Solent and Spithead.
Isle of Man - an island in the Irish Sea which is a British Crown dependency having home rule, with its own legislature (the Tynwald) and judicial system; population 82,000 (est. 2009); capital, Douglas. The island was part of the Norse kingdom of the Hebrides in the Middle Ages, passing into Scottish hands in 1266 for a time, until the English gained control in the early 15th century. Its ancient language, Manx, is still occasionally used for ceremonial purposes.
master1 - noun 2 a man in charge of an organization or group, in particular: [1st entry] British a male schoolteacher: the games master
postal vote - noun British a vote sent in by post rather than cast in person
Signing off for today - Falcon