Monthly Archives: August 2017

Toughie 1866

Toughie No 1866 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A slight hold-up at the very top of the grid pushed this pleasant puzzle up to the average difficulty level.

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

DT 28508

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28508

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Morning all and welcome to a non-RayThursday.  The weather here continues to be stonking hot and it seems to have fried what’s left of my brain because I had a bit of a struggle getting into this one. … Read More

ST 2911

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic 2911

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 6th August

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

The sun was shining, Virgilius provided us with another lovely Sunday prize puzzle – the East Kent courgette mountain was slowly being dealt with – a perfect day all round.… Read More

Toughie 1865

Toughie No 1865 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

We continue to be entertained by puzzles from the late John Pidgeon over a year after his untimely death. I thought that this was one of his gentler ones but as enjoyable as ever.… Read More

DT 28507

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28507

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
              Another rainy week here.
               It took us a little while to get a toehold on this one and we enjoyed the challenge so we have given it good ratings for both difficulty and enjoyment.… Read More

Toughie 1864

Toughie No 1864 by MynoT

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

MynoT starts off the Toughie week – the difficulty rating being  a reflection of the fact that some of the clues definitely fell into the ‘took longer to explain than solve’ category… Read More

DT 28506

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28506

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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

 

[Jump to across or down hints, quickie pun, or comments]  Hello, everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday Telegraph Cryptic.  We’re back in straightforward and solid territory this week.  Nothing too taxing in the solve and a few smiles along the way, although no real laugh out loud moments for this solver.  Surprisingly, we have just three anagrams today, and they're all found among the down clues.  But for me the most striking feature in today's puzzles was the pattern in the Quickie answers.… Read More

DT 28505

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28505

Hints and tips by Miffypops (and Big Dave)

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

An easy solve but a tricky blog to write. I needed BDs help with the 5d and the whole of 8d and I’m none too sure about 9d.… Read More

Rookie Corner – 175

A Puzzle by Rags

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ST 2912 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2912 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – only the Women’s Softball Final and the Closing Ceremony (and (most importantly) the volunteers’ appreciation party) of a very successful Summer Games to go.

Another very enjoyable Virgilius puzzle, only 27 clues.… Read More