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DT 29583

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29583

Hints and tips by Rahmat Ali

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Kolkata.  We have, of late, passed a moment which we could have celebrated in some way but it came and went in the twinkling of an eye.  However, the moment had a long list or name, whatever you may call – 21st century, 21st year, 21st day, 21st hour, 21st minute, 21st second.  But that is past and I am now concerned with the present and feel it a great moment to have just finished writing the Hints and Tips for the second time which I hope you will enjoy. Continue reading “DT 29583”

DT 29577

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29577

Hints and tips by Rahmat Ali

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BD Rating – Difficulty **/***Enjoyment ***

Rahmat Ali has provided reviews for two of last year’s MPP puzzles, but this is his first time in the hot seat. BD


Greetings from Kolkata, the City of Joy and a Happy, Healthy and Harmless New Year 2021 – a year having both the concatenation of consecutive integers 20 and 21 and the product of two consecutive primes 43 and 47. Happy, exciting, adventurous and memorable holidays to the 2Kiwis. This is my first venture at the Hints and Tips and I have the pleasure of writing the same for this Wednesday, so I may please be enlightened if there happen to be any error. In the hints below, the underlining identifies the precise definitions and cryptic definitions, with indicators wherever required.
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MPP 099 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 099 – Review

August 2020

Faulty Keyboard 2 by Alchemi

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[Regular MPP solvers may recognise the name Rahmat Ali. He has won once (December 2019), but enters nearly every month. He sent me this review, which I am happy to publish with only very minor changes. BD]

Congratulations to KiwiColin for winning this month’s prize competition. …….
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