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DT 29883

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29883

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Often mischievous but never wicked

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

Blogged from the Lexus dealership in Coventry whilst wondering if it is possible to sneak this little beauty past Saint Sharon. Continue reading “DT 29883”

DT 29871

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29871

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BD Rating – Difficulty ********** due to Saint Sharon not checking that I had my glasses and phone with me when she picked me up from the pub last night. She really should know better Enjoyment ***

The excellent newspaper app allows me to alter the font size of all articles but not the size of the font used for the Quick and Cryptic Crossword clues.… Continue reading

Toughie 2773

Toughie No 2773 by Robyn

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Chris M Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment *****

Today’s Toughie from Robyn is so cleverly clued with hardly any gimmies. Each answer requiring a bit of thought. When the checkers made an answer obvious I still had to question the wordplay. I like these new kids on the block. Continue reading “Toughie 2773”

Toughie 2769

Toughie No 2769 by Dada

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I’m not here to be perfect  I’m just here to be me

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Chris M Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Dada? Really. Well I never. The Tuesday Toughie remains accessible to most competent back page solvers. A good entry level puzzle for those wanting to step up to Toughie level. Continue reading “Toughie 2769”

DT 29860

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29860

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The Toughie has now been reinstated to the newspaper subscriptions app. If you haven’t already got it today please delete and reinstall the app. Thanks to our puzzles editor Mr Chris Lancaster for a speedy response once he  was notified of the issue

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

An excellent tussle today. Possibly from Giovanni Continue reading “DT 29860”

Toughie 2766

Toughie No 2766 by Stick Insect

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Chris M Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good day. This puzzle from Stick Insect is a step up in difficulty from yesterday’s puzzle but still broadly within the remit of proficient back page solvers. Continue reading “Toughie 2766”

Toughie 2761

Toughie No 2761 by Donnybrook

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Chris M rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

A Toughie on the easier side of difficulty today. Quite enjoyable while it lasted. Just right for those feeling brave enough to start tackling toughies. Continue reading “Toughie 2761”

DT 29848

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29848

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the lobby of The Imperial Hotel Blackpool. Surely the coldest and windiest place on planet earth. Blackpool that is, not the hotel lobby. Continue reading “DT 29848”