Author Archives: Miffypops

Miffypops lives deep in the rural beauty of South Warwickshire with his long suffering wife (Saint) Sharon.

Thanks to his parents he cannot remember life without crossword puzzles.

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28475

Hints and tips by a very tired Miffypops

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the heart of Downtown LI where the sun is already shining and the temperature rising. Well done to The British and Irish Lions for squaring their series against New Zealand on Saturday morning.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28469

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from the heart of Downtown LI where much celebration has been made over the Lions victory over New Zealand. Will they prevail This Saturday?

As usual today’s puzzle is fairly mild but has a sting in the tail.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28463

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Unusually for Rufus there is only one full and two partial anagrams today. The rest of the clues are typically Rufusish. Nothing should give too much trouble and there is plenty to smile about.… Read More

DT 28457

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28457

Hints and tips by a sunburnt Miffypops

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Phew. What a scorcher. It’s 25 degrees already as recorded by The Heart of Downtown L. I. Weather Station. Long may it continue. As for today’s puzzle.… Read More

DT 28451

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28451

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from sunny Bourton-on-the-Water where Saint Sharon and I are holed up avoiding returning to The Heart of Downtown LI and ending our holiday.

As I am about to start writing these hints and tips I fear that I will become bored of writing the words ‘anagram (xxx) of XXX.’ Such is the way of a Rufus puzzle.… Read More

DT 28445

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28445

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good Morning from sunny St Mawes where your poorly schooled orphan boy is writing today’s hints and tips. Or rather he is staring out to sea and idly replicating his schooldays daydreaming away the hours.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28439

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Happy bank holiday Monday to you all. It is carnival day here in Downtown LI. Traditionally carnival day begins by releasing a pig and chasing it through the village before stringing it upside down on the village green ready for this year’s carnival queen to slit its throat and daub her two attendants with its blood.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28433

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BDs very own rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the sunny heart of Downtown LI. Here we have a puzzle that is the epitome of a Rufus offering. There are only three and a half anagrams but we have the trademark double definitions and cryptic definitions to baffle us.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28427

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BDs very own personal Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good day to one and all. Today’s puzzle by Rufus caused no problems whatsoever. I wish they were all this easy. This may be because I have been writing the Monday hints and tips for so long now that I instantly recognise where Rufus’s mind is going.… Read More

DT 28425

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28425

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good day from the rather damp heart of Downtown LI. The very succinct Deep Threat is unavailable today so you have the wordy Miffypops sitting in for you.… Read More