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DT 27806

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27806

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

It was wonderful to see so many of our regulars at the George in London at the Sloggers and Betters meeting. I was a bit worried that yesterday’s pleasures might affect my crossword this morning – I managed ok but there were a few tricky bits especially in the SE corner (19d was my last one in) – so I agree with Big Dave’s ratings.… Continue reading

DT 27800

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27800

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Many thanks to all of you for the kind words of encouragement after my first blog last week – means a lot to me. Nice enough day in Macclesfield today, and today’s puzzle (by Jay) took me a bit longer than usual (3* difficulty I would suggest) with one or two answers that I didn’t find convincing, tweaking the enjoyment down a wee bit perhaps, but hey, it’s still much more fun than numerous other chores that lie lurking.… Continue reading

DT 27795

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27795

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Although he had mentioned it to me before, Dutch and I discussed his desire to have a go at blogging over a curry and a pint of Cobra in the Maharajah, Cambridge.Continue reading