ST 2971 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2971 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where the last week of September has felt more like the last week of November with single digit temperatures and small amounts of the white fluffy variety of precipitation. … Continue reading >

DT 28857 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28857 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club
Hosted by Tilsit

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Good morning from Warrington.  It’s the last Saturday of the month and BD is off to stock up on delicious comestibles at the Farmer’s Market, so I have popped in to hold the fort today.  I suspect one of our Mysteron setters is around today and it is a rather enjoyable, if not too taxing challenge.  

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.

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Toughie 2099

Toughie No 2099 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

ProXimal likes synonyms that are not necessarily close or obvious, which I find challenging at times. But he gives us a nice variety of clever clueing – I still had a bit of parsing to do once I had filled the grid, and I’m still not sure about 7d.… Continue reading >

DT 28856

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28856

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. A bright start to this early autumn day.

As usual with Giovanni, there is an element of General Knowledge in the clues today, but the wordplay should enable these to be worked out.… Continue reading >

DT 28851

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28851

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 22nd September 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

Morning All! This was firmly on the one-star end of the difficulty scale for me but with the usual interesting anagram indicators (if I am right about the setter’s identity).

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Toughie 2098

Toughie No 2098 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good afternoon from South Staffs, where I’m sitting in for Bufo who is otherwise engaged this week.

Today’s Toughie is set by Hudson, who appears to be a new recruit to the team of Toughie setters.… Continue reading >

DT 28855

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28855

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. Whenever it’s not a Ray T Thursday I try to think who it could be and, as usual, I don’t have the first idea today. I keep looking out for a Shamus production as it does seem a long time since we’ve had one of his.… Continue reading >

ST 2969

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2969

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 16th September 2018

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

Morning All! I seem to recall struggling with this on the flight to Portugal but that might have been the early start. It looked much less mysterious upon review!

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