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DT 29258

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29258

Hints and tips by Jess Oakroyd

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a very wet downtown LI. Where nothing has happened to disturb the peace. The river rose up and burst its banks but politely went back down again quite quickly. Your reviewer binged out on the weekend’s rugby matches while Saint Sharon fed 37 members of The Napton Golf Society a three-course dinner. Best keep out of the way I thought. So I did. Continue reading “DT 29258”

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DT 29252

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29252

Hints and tips by Inigo Jollifant

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

My three favourite things are eating my family and not using commas.

Plus Rugby Football and the high end music of the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Tom Waits. Continue reading “DT 29252”

DT-29246

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29246

Hints and tips by Heathcliff

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

The Quickie and The Cryptic puzzles are both works of pure joy today. Teasingly tortuous but well worth the effort in pushing to completion. A bit like Exeter’s win over Saracens yesterday. I enjoyed the two long intersecting anagrams, both tantalising me with their refusal to reveal themselves versus my refusal to use pen and ink. Well tough tit fishface! I won in the end. Who needs pens? Continue reading “DT-29246”

DT 29241

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29241

Hints and tips by The Innkeeper (there is no room at the inn)

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Merry Christmas Eve Eve to – Our puzzles editor Chris Lancaster, Big Dave, all of my fellow bloggers, all of youse who comment every day, all of youse who comment less regularly, all of youse who look at the blog but never comment. Continue reading “DT 29241”

DT 29235

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29235

Hints and tips by Huckleberry Finn

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

Good Morning from Lynmouth in North Devon where we have been based for a long weekend enjoying the natural beauty all around. The high tide swell on Saturday night was an awesome sight. The drive through The Valley of the Rocks and onward was exhilarating (frightening). The pubs of Exmoor have been explored and found to be in good order with particular mention to The London Inn at Molland. Back to the grind later this morning. Continue reading “DT 29235”

DT 29229

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29229

Hints and tips by Gepetto

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Thanks to Kath for standing in for me last week when I was very busy. We have blue skies here in Downtown L I where the highlight of the weekend was watching the sale of a customer’s late uncle’s Aston martin DB5 at Bonhams Auction House in London. The hammer fell at £2,100,000. That is a lot of money to spend on a car. Continue reading “DT 29229”

DT 29217

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29217

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Having a ‘couple of beers with Craig’ wasn’t the best start to Sunday. Having ‘a couple more’ back at The Green Man didn’t help. Ignoring Saint Sharon’s advice not to go out to The Duck on the Pond and The Buck and Bell was not my wisest choice. Coming home at two am and waking Saint Sharon to see if she was sleeping alright never goes down well. C’est la vie. You only live once. Continue reading “DT 29217”

DT 29211

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29211

Hints and tips by Fagin

 
 

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A super start to the week. Some throw ins to start. Anagrams to help fill the grid. A testing finish. Just what the doctor ordered. Continue reading “DT 29211”

DT 29205

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29205

Hints and tips by Ferdinand the Imposter

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the rain sodden heart of Downtown LI where The River Itchen has broken its banks and formed the occasional but beautiful Lake Itchington.Continue reading

DT 29199

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29199

Hints and tips by Failed of Twickenham

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I suppose I am over the disappointment of Saturdays Rugby World Cup Final where the better team on the day took the spoils. Maybe next time. Continue reading “DT 29199”