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DT 29305

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29305

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This puzzle was published on 7th March 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! – A fairly straightforward Saturday puzzle with some very nice surface readings..

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ST 3045

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3045

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This puzzle was published on 1st March 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All! I very much enjoyed this dspite the plethora of double definitions.

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DT 29299

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29299

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This puzzle was published on 29th February 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! – Anyone else notice the serendipidity of puzzle number 29299 on the 29th? There was a clue that I hated on the day (4d – my fault!) which was more than made up for by three terrific clues in my opinion.

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ST 3044

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3044

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This puzzle was published on 23rd February 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! THis was a fun 2 star difficulty solve that might have involved a boiled egg in between starting and finishing.

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DT 29257

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29257

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This puzzle was published on 11th January 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Quite a solid puzzle I thought for a Saturday. There were a few easy starter clues and a few that took a bit of unravelling..

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ST 3037

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3037

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This puzzle was published on 5th January 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Quite a tricky one I thought and I threw 6d in without a clue as to the parsing. Continue reading “ST 3037”

DT 29251

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29251

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This puzzle was published on 4th January 2020

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

Morning All! I quite enjoyed reviewing this as ther were some very nice surfacce readings and definitions in what look on firstt sight as straightforward clue. I do like a ‘less is more’ approach.

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ST 3036

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3036

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This puzzle was published on 29th December 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All and a belated Happy New Year! This one just crept into the 2 star territory for difficulty but was more interesting to review as I missed a few parsings on the clues that went straight in.

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DT 29234

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29234

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This puzzle was published on 14th December 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A very straightforward puzzle this week..

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ST 3033

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3033

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This puzzle was published on 8th December 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A pretty standard Sunday but I noticed an awful lot of insertions whilst reviewing.

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