ST 3010 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3010 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we have been enjoying temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s as we get ready for Canada Day tomorrow (“get ready” means to stock up on beer, burgers, hot dogs, etc).… Continue reading >

DT 29090 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29090 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club
Hosted by Tilsit

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Howdoo!

It’s that time of the month again when the boss goes for a wander down the local Farmer’s Market and I pop in and do the honours.

A very enjoyable and reasonably straightforward puzzle from our regular Mysteron, I’d guess.  Not too much to hold you up although a couple of slightly oblique definitions, 6 down being the main culprit and was almost my last one in.  As usual, a thanks to the lovely Crypticsue for putting my pictures in as my iMac won’t allow me to for some reason. Continue reading “DT 29090 (Hints)”

Toughie 2254

Toughie No 2254 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Beautiful clueing by proXimal. After some initial staring at the grid, I found a foothold after which I progressed at a reasonable pace. No obscurities, thank you setter, though I hadn’t heard of the valley (21d)

Identifying the definition in the clue is half the battle.… Continue reading >

DT 29089

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29089

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where the sun is breaking through early morning cloud and a warm day is in prospect.

There were a couple of, I thought, rather stretched synonyms in today’s Giovanni, and some interesting all-in-one clues, which stretched my solving time towards *** difficulty.… Continue reading >

DT 29084

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29084

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 22nd June 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment *

Another Prize Puzzle from our ‘wordy’ setter which I solved while a Grandpa/Grandson light sabre fight was going on around me.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2253

Toughie No 2253 by Beam

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

There’s always a danger with this kind of grid that there will one corner that you have difficulty getting into. With me today it was the NW corner which is hard to understand because there are a couple of gimmes that I ought to have spotted instantly.… Continue reading >

DT 29088

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29088

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. Well, I obviously don’t know about the rest of you yet but I thought this was jolly difficult. It’s not by Ray T  – I suspect the setter is proXimal but we’ll have to wait and see.… Continue reading >

ST 3008

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3008

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 16th June 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Nice and straightforward – although I did wonder if I’ve been doing these crosswords for far too long as there did seem to be a lot of things I’ve seen many times before

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2252

Toughie No 2252 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I thought that this was a pleasant but fairly straightforward puzzle which for the most part would not have been out of place on the back page. Thanks to Samuel.… Continue reading >