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Toughie 2482

Toughie No 2482 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Yosser Hughes

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Good Morning from Downtown L I where I am clearing out and selling off fourteen years of stuff. It is amazing just how much junk Saint Sharon has accumulated in that time in contrast to my treasures. Continue reading

DT 29429

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29429

Hints and tips by Yosser Hughes

(Winging it in Wing)

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Good morning from The Farmers Arms in England’s smallest county where Saint Sharon and I have taken a short break to celebrate our retirement. It has been pointed out that one has to start work before one can retire from it but hey-ho. Each to their own. Continue reading “DT 29429”

DT 29417

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29417

Hints and tips by Xenathon of Athens

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Good Morning from the heart of Downtown L I. As usual I have no idea who might have set today’s puzzle but it sure ain’t Mr T as his alter ego El Beamio is on Toughie duty today and the Quickie puzzle has more than one word per clue. I found this a bit like a RayT puzzle in that it was a testing solve with some clues needing teasing out carefully. Continue reading “DT 29417”

Toughie 2466

Toughie No 2466 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Wilson Keppel and Betty

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Good morning from the heart of Downtown LI. Where the sunshine is being bullied away by rain clouds which don’t look too threatening yet. We will see. Continue reading “Toughie 2466”

DT 29405

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29405

Hints and tips by Wilson, Keppel and Betty

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Good morning from the bottom of the barrel. Our new home where I am waiting for DPS to bring my new HiFi system having donated my old one to a worthy cause in the L.I. boondocks. Had I realised just how much high end HiFi would cost I may not have been so altruistic. As usual ‘Don’t tell Sharon’. Continue reading “DT 29405”

Toughie 2458

Toughie No 2458 by Donnybrook

Hints and tips by Violet Elizabeth Bott

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Good afternoon from the heart of rural Warwickshire where life in lockdown is pure bliss and great practice for our forthcoming retirement. Continue reading “Toughie 2458”

DT 29393


Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29393

Hints and tips by Violet Elizabeth Bott

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Good morning from the soggy heart of Downtown LI where it has rained throughout the night. I really enjoyed today’s crossword and admire the setters craft and wit. Not one raised eyebrow from me and never ever a hmm. (See 21 across) Just an acceptance that the setter can be as beguiling as he or she pleases, as long as I can complete the grid. Continue reading “DT 29393”

Toughie 2452

Toughie No 2452 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Uriah Heep

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A very nice puzzle to complete. Lots of fun to be had here. A few gimmies to get you started. A few to add from the checkers and the last few to bung in and parse later. Just right for a Thursday. Continue reading “Toughie 2452”

DT 29381

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29381

Hints and tips by Ulysses Everitt McGill

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Gdanga from the heart of Downtown L I where we are enjoying a very quiet time in our lives. Not much is happening at all. No jets flying into Elmdon Airport as was. It is eerily quiet although the Corvids can make a deal of noise when aroused. Continue reading “DT 29381”