Author Archives: archy and mehitabel

archy and mehitabel is a collaboration between pommers, as the cockroach, and kath, as the alleycat.

DT 27711

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27711

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Good morning everyone, it’s the cockroach and the alley cat again – I told you we’d be back!  Mehitabel has failed to land an Aristocat as her 18d and I’m still bashing my head on the keyboard so no change there.… Read More

DT 27580

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27580

Hints and tips by archy and mehitabel

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Hola from the Vega Baja and Oxford.  The weather in Spain is still blistering hot (38C yesterday) but poor Oxford grey and drizzle with a bit of an Auntmnal feel this morning.… Read More

DT 27544

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27544

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Good morning everyone.  It’s a bit steamy on the Vega Baja this morning and it’s hot in Oxford too, but not in a nice way – a bit cloudy/sunny – very grumpy weather.… Read More

DT 27538

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27538

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Good morning everyone.  Bright and sunny but also breezy and slightly chilly in Oxford – no basking alley cats today – but normal service continues on the Vega Baja. … Read More

DT 27532

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27532

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Good morning everyone.  It’s another beautiful morning on the Vega Baja and apparently it’s the same in Oxford. Cockroach and alley cat both basking in the sunshine!… Read More

DT 27514

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27514

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Good morning everyone. It’s another lovely sunny morning on the Vega Baja and apparently it’s the same in Oxford.

This isn’t one of RayT’s more difficult puzzles but it’s an enjoyable one all the same.… Read More

DT 27478

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27478

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Good morning everyone, and a lovely morning it is on the Vega Baja. In Spain, today is the Mayday public holiday so archy is on double time, hooray!… Read More

DT 27442

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27442

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Good morning everyone.  Today we have a more equitable division of labour than we had last week.  Archy has done the across clues and mehitabel the downs.… Read More

DT 27436

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27436

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Good morning everyone, it’s the sun-drenched cockroach and the fog-bound alley cat back again.

A very pleasant puzzle with two excellent fifteen letter anagrams to give you a lot of checkers!… Read More

DT 27412

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27412

Hints and tips by archy and mehitabel

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Good morning everyone, it’s the cockroach and the alley cat again.  Well, mehitabel  enjoyed it so much last week she couldn’t turn down archy’s invitation to have another go!… Read More