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You have reached the world’s biggest and best crossword blog.  If you are looking for help with the Daily and Sunday Telegraph cryptic crosswords, a total of 11 puzzles a week, then you have come to the right place.

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Rookie Corner – 108

A Puzzle by Tedgar

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ST 2846 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2846 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Read More

NTSPP – 325

NTSPP – 325

Globetrotters by Maize

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DT 28102 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28102 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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Toughie 1595

Toughie No 1595 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Kate R

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

 

Today’s Elgar will be decrypted by the mysterious Kate R.  Yes – something else for you to work out (as if the crossword wasn’t enough) …

Elgar is in his usual excellent form with a puzzle chock-a-block with clever and amusing tricks. … Read More

DT 28101

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28101

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a bright but very windy morning.

If you’ve come across some of the more obscure words used in today’s Giovanni you should find it straightforward.… Read More

DT 28096

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28096

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 23rd April 2016

Morning All! Quite s straightforward solve but with some fun clues.

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Toughie 1594

Toughie No 1594 by Mynot

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Continuing Gazza’s horse-riding analogy, I did the bottom half at a gallop and the top half at a canter. None of the obscurities caused me problems and my only doubt was the spelling of 9 across.… Read More

DT 28100

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28100

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***/****Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone and welcome. This is a Ray T crossword and unless it’s because I’m out of practice having not done the hints for one of his for some time it’s quite a tricky one.… Read More

ST 2844

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2844

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 17th April 2016

Lovely stuff as we have come to expect on Sundays.   A particular well-hidden lurker and some triple definitions added to the fun.  … Read More