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

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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 >

DT 29087

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29087

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We always know we have had a good frost when even the sand on the beach is a crispy white. That was how it was on our walk this morning. Our run of calm, clear, winter weather continues.

We had a slight hesitation when we started solving in the NW but after that it all flowed smoothly for us. All the usual Jay fun of course.

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Toughie 2251

Toughie No 2251 by Donnybrook

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

As usual, Donnybrook teases and tantalises. There’s a lot to enjoy in this puzzle, and the words which were new to me were clued fairly. Favourite clue is a dead heat between 16 Down, which took a while to parse, and 19 Down, with its brilliantly conceived definition.… Continue reading >

DT 29086

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29086

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, everyone.  While today's grid fill proceeded smoothly for me, I did have to check a couple of answers and ponder the last parse. So, the puzzle ended up feeling about average for difficulty.  I look forward to reading what everyone out there thought of it.  I also look forward to hearing from the setter if they happen to be reading.

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DT 29085

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29085

Hints and tips by Roland Rat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

It is Monday. There is a Cryptic crossword puzzle. Let’s call it a Monday Cryptic Crossword and be done. Then we all know what to expect. Good fun and not too difficult.… Continue reading >

ST 3009 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3009 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we have had some very much needed rain, fortunately mostly overnight.

Dada not so benevolent this week!  6 anagrams (three partials), one lurker (not hinted), and one homophone.… Continue reading >