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ST 2908

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2908

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 16th July

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

Another fine Sunday puzzle – I think I’ll pick 11a as my favouritep>

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Toughie 1853

Toughie No 1853 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

When you see Osmosis’s name on a Toughie you know you’re going to get a lot of detailed wordplay and that’s what we’ve got. There are no complaints from me on that score though some of the constructs are repeated quite a lot (e.g.… Read More

DT 28489

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28489

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
               We are back home again, the huge pile of accumulated washing is now dealt with and we are settling back into the usual routines of daily life which includes the recurrent dose of crossword activities.… Read More

Toughie 1852

Toughie No 1852 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Welcome one and all.  Perhaps it was just me being furry-brained, but I found this tricky.  I think I’m getting too old to solve at midnight as once again I was falling asleep on the grid. … Read More

DT 28488

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28488

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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

 

Hello everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday back-pager.  Today’s puzzle has no real obscurities (at least for those old enough to know Gone with the Wind) and no tricky clue constructions.  Curiously, during the solve it felt a tad more difficult than usual, but after writing the hints I’m finding it hard to see why.  Must be that wavelength thing.  It was still a very enjoyable solve and that, after all, is what really matters.… Read More

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.… Read More