Author Archives: ShropshireLad

An Engineer within the RN Submarine Service and Surface Fleet for over 22 years. For 15 years after leaving RN worked at senior management level in the ‘Waste to Energy’ business. Now semi – retired, but occasionally self employed as an Engineering Consultant.

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28483

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Good Morning and welcome to the Wednesday Blog which I have the privilege of doing whilst our 2Ks are on holiday. This is a lovely puzzle as you would expect from Jay, although it is at the very easy end of his difficulty spectrum.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28459

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[Sorry for the delay, but ShropshireLad’s review took over an hour to arrive – probably because of problems with my laptop. BD]

Good Morning everyone. Today’s puzzle is exactly what you would expect from Jay – no too hard and fun to complete.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28453

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Good Morning to you all from a bright and sunny Shropshire where we are promised some BBQ-ing weather – scorchio. This is a really pleasant and enjoyable puzzle from Jay that I don’t think will prove to be too difficult for many of you.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28447

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Good Morning from a windy and overcast Central Shropshire. As you are no doubt aware, our regular Wednesday Kiwi bloggers are on their holidays for the next three weeks, exploring their neighbouring country of Australia.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28367

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Good Morning from a bright but chilly day here in Shropshire. MP is unavailable for blogging duties so you have me instead. First chance that I’ve had to blog a Rufus puzzle and thankfully he is in a very generous mood – so I suspect that not many of you will require the need of my blog.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28365

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Good Morning from a rather damp, dreich and dismal Shropshire. I have been given the opportunity to review this Pangram puzzle from Mr Manley as Deep Threat is engaged elsewhere.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28224

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Good Morning to you all from a drab and dreary Shropshire. Our Tuesday Mr Ron has presented us with a relatively benign puzzle but it does have its trickier moments.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28218

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Good Morning from a dull weather day in my neck of the woods. We are meant to be bathed in brilliant sunshine and enjoying ‘scorchio’ temperatures. So much for weather forecasters.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28212

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Good morning from what looks to be a nice day (weather wise) here in Shropshire. Our Tuesday Mr Ron has given us a puzzle which I don’t think will trouble too many of you – there are a few ‘groaners and old chestnuts’ but it’s an enjoyable solve nonetheless.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28206

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Good morning from a rather sultry day here in Shropshire. Today’s puzzle from our Tuesday Mr Ron is a ‘pangram,’ but there is nothing here to send ‘Silver’ and his mates scampering off to the hills.… Read More