Monthly Archives: July 2017

DT 28493

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28493

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

Sorry for the late publication.  This was down to what turned out to be self-inflicted email problems.  BD


Another very nice puzzle today from Rufus. The most prolific of setters.… Read More

Rookie Corner – 173

A Puzzle by Whynot

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ST 2910 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2910 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where I have a busy couple of weeks coming up. I am taking time off from ‘everything else’ (except crosswords, eating, and drinking) to volunteer at the Canada Summer Games which the city is hosting.… Read More

NTSPP – 390

NTSPP – 390

A Puzzle by Tilsit

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DT 28492 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28492 (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.… Read More

Toughie 1855

Toughie No 1855 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I enjoyed this, though I didn’t know who the setter was at the time of solving (thanks CS for filling me in). In retrospect, I might have guessed.… Read More

DT 28491

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28491

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where we have a bright start to the day but the threat of rain later.

Some fairly easy anagrams gave me an entry into today’s Giovanni, and there was nothing too obscure in the rest of the puzzle, so ** difficulty for me.… Read More

DT 28486

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28486

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 22nd July

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

I don’t know whether it is just me but I think Saturday puzzles have improved a bit lately. They still are straightforward enough to encourage lots of competition entries, but they have a little je ne sais quoi that makes them a bit more interesting to review, even though I do appear to have typed the words ‘..… Read More

Toughie 1854

Toughie No 1854 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I was happily eating lunch when it suddenly dawned upon me that it was Thursday and I had a blog to write. I’ve no idea what day I thought it was.… Read More

DT 28490

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28490

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. This is a Ray T production. I thought it was at the gentler end of his range of difficulty but I’ve given it an extra bit of a star for those of you who have trouble with his crosswords.… Read More