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DT 28487

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28487

Hints and tips by an orthograffically-challenged Miffypops

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

Today’s offering from Rufus is much more to my liking.

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Rookie Corner – 172

A Puzzle by Dill

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ST 2909 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2909 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have been having a mixture of summer sunshine and storms/heavy showers.  

Another very enjoyable puzzle, but probably the trickiest Virgilius puzzle for quite a while – the usual handful of anagrams (including two partials), one lurker, and three homophones (including one partial).… Read More

NTSPP – 389

NTSPP – 389

A Puzzle by Alchemi

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DT 28486 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28486 (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 1851

Toughie No 1851 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Thankfully a not-over-the-top-difficult puzzle from proXimal. My top half seemed to go in fairly smoothly, then I slowed down considerably as I sank towards the bottom. I still managed to finish in just over what is 3* time for me, with several smiles along the way.… Read More

DT 28485

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28485

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good morning from South Staffs, where the sun is trying to beak through the early morning cloud.

Nothing too frightening from Giovanni this morning, and I at least was helped by the number of clues with a local reference.… Read More

DT 28480

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28480

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 15th July

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

Morning All! I found this a good test on the day with some very nice and decieving clues.
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Toughie 1850

Toughie No 1850 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I was delighted to discover that it was a Micawber day because it’s over a year since I last had the pleasure of blogging one of his puzzles.… Read More

ST 2907

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2907

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 9thd July

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Thank you to Virgilius for another fine Sunday puzzle, my favourite clue was 13a

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