Toughie 2185

Toughie No 2185 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Yet again Hudson appears on a Thursday and yet again I found it to be a pleasant puzzle of average difficulty

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DT 28986

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28986

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. This is a Ray T crossword but I didn’t think it was one of his trickier ones – what do I know? I’ve always said that I find it impossible to judge difficulty and enjoyment when I know I’m doing the hints so let’s see what everyone else thinks – please leave a comment to tell us.… Continue reading >

ST 2991

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2991

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 17 February 2019

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

Either this is another Dada crossword that’s escaped from a Tuesday ‘toughie’ slot, or he’s finally got the recipe for a Sunday Prize Puzzle just right.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2184

Toughie No 2184 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

This is another superb puzzle from the late Petitjean (I hope that when they finally run out the Telegraph will publish them all in a book). Today we have the very witty 10a/15a pair, the funny 15d and a host of other clever and amusing clues.… Continue reading >

DT 28985

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28985

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We have had a few colder days this past week, just a prior warning that summer doesn’t last forever. However we will be making the most of what is left by going away for two weeks. Early tomorrow morning we will be driving to Wellington to catch the ferry to Picton.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2183

Toughie No 2183 by Jed

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

A big warm hello to you all on a day which, here in a sunny Surrey, feels far too spring-like for February.  How lovely to see Jed in this spot.  I didn’t find this any harder than this setter’s Sunday offerings used to be, and every bit as enjoyable, so would invite those of you who miss Virgilius in the ST to pop a roast in the oven, don your Sunday best, and enjoy a day of rest with an extra crossword.

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DT 28984

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28984

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello, everyone.  I liked this puzzle.  I was on course for a PB time until my last couple of answers down in the SW corner brought the solve to a head-scratching halt.  They turned out to be excellent clues, so no complaints about that.  My appreciation for this puzzle grew as I wrote the hints, and I've bumped up the enjoyment rating because the high points were outstanding.  Another plus is that this is my first blog in a long time where no clues required links to the Usual Suspects page.  Setter, if you're reading please post a comment below so we can thank you in person, as it were.

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DT 28983

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28983

Hints and tips by Coco the Clown

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Only one clue gave any real resistance today, my last one in 12d for which I had to delve into the memory banks. The cryptic crossword puzzle memory bank and The Archers Memory bank.… Continue reading >

ST 2992 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2992 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, on Wednesday and yesterday, it became warm (less cold) enough for snow so Mother Nature obliged!

Today Dada, for me, in a benevolent mood with some possible oldies but goodies, a handful of anagrams, one homophone, and one lurker in a slightly asymmetrical 29 clues.… Continue reading >