Monthly Archives: April 2017

ST 2897 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2897 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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Good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, back home after spending the work week in Calfornia.

Another very enjoyable and very typical Sunday puzzle from Virgilius.  Once again, I thought he was in a benevolent frame of mind; half a dozen anagrams, a couple of double definitions, a single lurker, and that board game making another ‘appearance.’

My favourite is 1d.… Read More

NTSPP – 377

NTSPP – 377

A Puzzle by Snape

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DT 28414 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28414 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club
Hosted by Tilsit

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Morning all!  BD and Mrs BD are among the jams and fruitcakes at the local village fete today, so I’m here with your hints.

Another fine puzzle for a Saturday with a couple of little head scratchers to sort out.  … Read More

Toughie 1803

Toughie No 1803 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A genuine toughie – this took me longer than the other three toughies this week combined! Uber-elegant clueing with trademark precision plus a hidden present of a Dutch masterpiece (thank you Notabilis!).… Read More

DT 28413

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28413

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cloudy, slightly damp Friday.

For some reason the puzzles website started the day listing this as DT 32455, rather than the 28413 which it ought to be.… Read More

DT 28408

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28408

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 22nd April

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Morning All! – This one had a lot of anagrams that I looked at and wrote in (I tend to spot them quite well!) thus resulting in a time just in to the 2 start slot.… Read More

Toughie 1802

Toughie No 1802 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

This was another straightforward puzzle by Samuel that caused me no problems at all. After getting 15 across and 3 down I started looking for other Beatles-related answers but couldn’t find any.… Read More

DT 28412

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28412

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. We’re now only four days away from May 1st which is celebrated in Oxford by the Magdalen College choir singing from the top of the tower at 6.00am followed by the bells ringing out over the city.… Read More

ST 2895

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2894

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 16th April

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

Another splendid Sunday offering – my favourite was 17a.… Read More

Toughie 1801

Toughie No 1801 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Thanks to Firefly for a midweek Toughie that was pleasant enough and not ubertricky.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared with the puzzle and what you thought of it.… Read More