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DT 27547

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27547

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An enjoyable outing from Rufus today with a tussle and a query at 2d. What is your view? This has been done in the early hours as we are going to the opening of an exhibition of Aviation paintings at The Mall Galleries in London.

Solved silently this week whilst Saint Sharon slept peacefully. I will now go and wake her up to see if she is sleeping alright.

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DT 27541

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27541

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Hurrah!! The oikball is over. Booo! The season is only a couple of weeks away. An enjoyable crossword but none too difficult. After a busy weekend We are rewarding ourselves with a visit to a seafood restaurant.  Favourite clue 19ac.

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DT 27535

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27535

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After an exhausting weekend I am grateful for an easy solve today. We got through nineteen clues without an anagram. It’s light duties for me for the rest of the day.

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DT 27529

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27529

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A very good morning to you all. This very nice Rufus puzzle is dedicated to Charlie who died on Friday afternoon after spending his last eight years with us. Having had cats for all of my life, Charlie was the best by miles. So intelligent and playful. He was so cool when attacked by dogs. He just sat there and with perfect timing pawed them away at the last moment. His attitude was “you start it, I will finish it” delivered with a bored yawn. We miss you Charlie. God bless.

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DT 27523

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27523

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Today we have a very well-constructed crossword which really floats my boat. After awakening at 11a we get fed and watered at 25a, 8d and 19d. With a small stretch of the imagination there is chocolate to be had at 2d. Replete we travel to Hampshire at 10a for a brief stop before heading to London for a tour of 14a. After crossing the sea we pass through a 3d and enjoy a Guinness or three in 6d. One of my all-time favourite people pops in to say hello at 22a. I hope you all enjoy the 18a provided by Rufus this morning. Not too difficult but lots of enjoyment and a few smiles. Life is good. Enjoy it.

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DT 27517

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27517

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Good morning all from the centre of Downtown L I. A special hello to Ginny who occasionally blogs. 9ac and 21ac nearly pushed this into two star difficulty but not quite. I am thoroughly bored with The World Cup. Roll on 2015 when we can have the real thing.

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DT 27511

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27511

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The sun is out here in Downtown L I. That means a mowing day for me, with cider. I found this to be an easy solve today with just a couple of testers at the end.

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DT 27505

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27505

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We have a rather morbid theme running through todays offering which just about made it into three star difficulty thanks to 29 across (which I had seen before ) and 26 down. Very enjoyable.

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DT 27499

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27499

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Suitably refreshed after our holiday on The Roseland Peninsula and still smiling at being present at The Jonny Wilkinson show on Saturday. I found this offering from Rufus rather tame. However whilst writing the review the sheer class of this setter revealed itself. Sometimes a read and write is as clever as a slog.

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DT 27493

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27493

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Good morning from the Roseland Peninsula where the Sun is trying to break through the haze.  Once again Rufus shows that his gentle side comes with a sinister edge.  Happy holidays to Saint Sharon and I.  The new parents and number one grandchild join us tomorrow.

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