Puzzles for Monday 10th of October

Puzzles for Monday 10th of October

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Once again Phil McNeill, the Telegraph’s Puzzles Editor, has provided pdfs for today’s cryptic, quick and GK puzzles.

They can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:

Monday Cryptic and Quick puzzles

DT 26679

Herculis GK puzzle

Herculis No 12388

Feel free to leave a comment on what you think of this facility.  Please don’t leave comments on this post about the puzzles themselves.

16 Comments

  1. Sue
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Many many thanks for providing this facility for us. I only found out about it last night. If the IT problems had been affecting the Telegraphs editorial staff then this would have been sorted weeks ago.

    Sue

  2. Mr Tub
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Thanks again for putting these up. I’ve tried to access Telegraph Puzzles a couple of times, but I think it’s feeling a bit ‘Monday morning’.

  3. Collywobbles
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    It is very helpful to have this facility as a backup but I prefer to do it on line because it’s easier for me. I’ve tried again this morning for about an hour so obviously the problem has got worse which I suppose why Phil has tried to help out. The main issue was that we were promised resumption by 7/10 and it has not happened. If this were happening in private industry the individuals involved would have been moved on and a new team put in place

    • Mitzi Walls
      Posted October 10, 2011 at 10:19 am | Permalink

      Absolutely right. Thank goodness we do at least have a puzzle but I pay a subscription of course and will it be extended I wonder – hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      foxylady

  4. njm
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Most excellent! At least we can actually get the puzzles. Many thanks.
    I agree with Collywobbles – how are the people responsible for the DT site still in a job?

  5. Michael
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    I totally agree with Collywobbles and njm. On a lighter note with regard to 29Down in todays Herculis, I always thought that **** **** **** was in **** and not the other way around. Is it just me?.

  6. Sue
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    I’ve just spoken to the Telegraph only to be told that the problem will continue untill NOVEMBER!!!!!!!! What a shambles

    • Posted October 10, 2011 at 10:30 am | Permalink

      Why are some of us not surprised? I did say not to hold your breath some time back.

      • Collywobbles
        Posted October 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

        The least we expect is for them to keep to their promises and refund us fully if they do not. That’s how business works

  7. Michael
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    I am so sorry about that last comment on Herculis, is there any way that I can edit and delete?

    • Posted October 10, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

      I’ve edited it.

      The only reason I ask that there are no comments about the puzzles is to avoid spoiling them for others who have yet to start them.

      The clue is badly worded and you are correct.

      • Michael
        Posted October 10, 2011 at 11:41 am | Permalink

        Big Dave, thank you, I do understand the reasoning and fully agree with it . I can only plead stupidity.

  8. Richard
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Brilliant idea. Love the help this site gives.

    • Posted October 10, 2011 at 10:32 am | Permalink

      Welcome to the blog Richard

  9. Sue
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    The telegraph have just offered me a 2 month refund for my sept/ oct subscription, ontop of the 1 months for august that they already refunded. All it took was a phone call.