Monthly Archives: June 2017

Toughie 1839

Toughie No 1839 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Another elegant puzzle by Notabilis with fun wordplay, lovely indications and clever definitions. I managed to finish it before the school run though I only saw the parsing of 4d several hours later.… Read More

DT 28467

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28467

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning all from a “Home Alone” pommers.  Pommette has gone to visit her mother so I’m left here to misbehave and blog another Friday puzzle. Don’t worry though, Deep Threat will be back next week.… Read More

DT 28462

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28462

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 24th June

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

Solved late in the day to the accompaniment of Alfie showing his Grandpa the best way to do jigsaw puzzles.… Read More

Toughie 1838

Toughie No 1838 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

The gentle Toughie week continues though this was probably more of a challenge than those of the last two days. I had no real problems with it though I can see that the Swedish physicist might trouble some people

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Read More

DT 28466

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28466

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. There’s no doubt at all that this is a Ray T crossword. I didn’t think that it was one of his more difficult ones but, as always, I’m more than happy for anyone or everyone to disagree with me.… Read More

ST 2904

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2904

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 18th June

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

A nice crossword for a sweltering day – my favourite is 2d… Read More

Toughie 1837

Toughie No 1837 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Thanks to Samuel for an enjoyable but pretty gentle Toughie. We’ve had an easy ride so far this week – are we being softened up for a stinker by the time we reach Friday?… Read More

DT 28465

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28465

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
            It feels good to be back to writing the Wednesday blog after our most enjoyable mid-winter break in Australia. Thanks Shropshire Lad for so ably filling in for us.… Read More

Toughie 1836

Toughie No 1836 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

 

Hi all.  I hope you are well.  Today we have a nice feathery offering from Warbler, with only a few bits of beak and claw to watch out for, suitable for anyone (or at least, anyone who likes anagrams) to have a go at. … Read More

DT 28464

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28464

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment **/***

 

Hello, everyone.  Perhaps I’m still a bit down after last week’s discovery that there is apparently nobody aged under 35 solving the back-page crossword, but I didn’t find a lot of sparkle in today’s puzzle.  There are several stretched definitions, more repetition than normal, and the US President makes yet another appearance in a clue.  On the other hand, there’s nothing too difficult here and it’s a puzzle that I would have appreciated back when I was starting to learn about cryptics.  I’m interested to hear how others found it.… Read More