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 28535

Hints and tips by a reinvigorated Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good Morning. Saint Sharon and I are back in Downtown LI after our trip to Uptown LA. We now need a holiday to recover but Big Dave wanted me back behind the Mule as soon as possible so here are today’s hints, tips ramblings and illustrations.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28529

Hints and tips by a Relaxed Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Written on South Loch Aweside (Uptown LA) where we are on holiday as guests of the wonderful Cliff and Janet who run Loch Awe Boats. Their TripAdvisor comments are Loch Awesome.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28523

Hints and tips by a munificent Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Typical Monday fare from Rufus. All of the usual tricks and nothing much to say really. Well done Coventry Rugby club Saracens Rugby Club and Bath Rugby club.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28517

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

Good Morning from a sun kissed Downtown LI. Miffypops has cheered up and become verbose again This was an easy Rufus puzzle which should give newcomers a welcome sense of achievement.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28511

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

Hello all. Here are today’s hints.

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Across

1a    Humble suggestion to refer to a clue that’s not here today (4,3,4)
TAKE ONE DOWN: I just love it when one across is a piece of cake.… Read More

DT 28505

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28505

Hints and tips by Miffypops (and Big Dave)

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

An easy solve but a tricky blog to write. I needed BDs help with the 5d and the whole of 8d and I’m none too sure about 9d.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28499

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

Are you ready? Here we go then.

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Across

1a    A great stop for sailors (5)
AVAST: Lift the letter A directly from the clue and add an adjective meaning of very great extent or quantity; immense

4a    Jumper with a pocket in front (8)
KANGAROO: Rufus is leading us towards a jumping marsupial with a pouch for carrying its young.
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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28493

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

Sorry for the late publication.  This was down to what turned out to be self-inflicted email problems.  BD


Another very nice puzzle today from Rufus. The most prolific of setters.… Read More

DT 28487

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28487

Hints and tips by an orthograffically-challenged Miffypops

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

Today’s offering from Rufus is much more to my liking.

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28481

Hints and tips by an over-the-moon Miffypops

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

Thank you to Rufus for today’s chance to solve a cryptic puzzle. Congratulations to both Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s winners at Wimbledon this weekend. The smiles of the Ladies’ winner were the highlight of the weekend

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