Author Archives: Digby

DT 28567

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28567

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Hello from Heavenly Henfield on the Sussex Downs.

Recent joiners to Big Dave won’t have met me, as my last blog was over a year ago, but the 2Kiwi’s adventures on the sub-continent have dragged me out of semi-retirement.… Read More

DT 28155

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28155

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Having arrived home late from helping to run Henfield’s commemoration of the Battles of Jutland and the Somme centenary, an email from the Gaffer asking me to do today’s blog, and therefore an early rise, wasn’t exactly what I needed.… Read More

DT 27886

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27886

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Having been lurking in the Blogger’s Back Room for many months it was indeed a pleasure to been asked by Himself to brush away the cobwebs and get back on the keyboard.… Read More

DT 27048

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27048

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While pommers (not forgetting pomette) does his filial duties in the f-f-freezing UK, I get to tackle my first Ray T puzzle (for recent recruits to the blog, 6d (Queen) and the Quickie consisting entirely of single word clues, are his trademarks) What can I say?… Read More

DT 27033

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27033

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A particularly poorly cat, and the resulting visit to a local vet, renders Libellule indisposed to review today’s challenge from my observant colleague Rufus. He certainly brightens up a particularly miserable Monday morning in West Sussex with his usual mixture of clean clueing and dry wit.… Read More

DT 26928

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26928

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“Beware, all who enter here!” Big Dave did warn me that this one somehow found its way onto the back page, but really belongs in Toughie Territory.  Have a go – with lateral thinking, and generous helpings of perservation, it is solvable.  … Read More

DT 26874

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26874

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A glance at the Quickie, and the regal reference in 3d, confirms that we have a Ray T to tackle today. Maybe I was expecting a bit more by way of penny-drop and tee-hee moments, but I found it more workmanlike and stolid that some of Ray T’s recent offerings.… Read More

DT 26857

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26857

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A bit of a re-shuffle in Bloggingland, unfortunately caused by Tilsit being detained at the NHS’s pleasure, affords me another turn in the Hot Seat.  My first effort at blogging – back in the balmy days of January – was a Giovanni puzzle.… Read More

DT 26826

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26826

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Maybe it was the effect of a late night, after a gruelling tennis match against mighty Brighton, but I found this at the high end of difficulty for a back-pager.… Read More

DT 26814

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26814

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A reshuffle of the Blogging Brigade means that you get me today, tackling what BD warned me as being a bit tricky. The bark wasn’t perhaps quite as bad as the bite, and I  found it to be a fair and challenging puzzle, with a couple of clues that lifted it just above 3* difficulty.… Read More