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DT 29413 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29413 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club
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Good morning from Warrington!

Here we are with today’s Saturday challenge, which is by one of the Mysterons.  Enjoyable, but a challenge in parts.  Last one in today was 13 down.

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DT 29407 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29407 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club
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Greetings to what has been termed Super Saturday. Not in this part of Warrington for me. No trip to the pub, no trips to the hairdressers, etc. etc. Pretty much stay at home and manage as usual. Continue reading “DT 29407 (Hints)”

DT 29395 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29395 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club
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Greetings from downtown Warrington. Today’s Saturday Prize puzzle is quite topical and may well hit some headlines. There’s a convention in some puzzles, most notably the Times, that living people are not featured in their puzzles, with the exception of The Queen. So, 30 across is rather a nice clue and a nice tribute. And 3 down is also rather topical! Continue reading “DT 29395 (Hints)”

DT 29389 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29389 (Hints)

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Greetings from Warrington where I am still locked down after suffering a slight relapse this week. I am once again on the mend, but earlier in the week was left feeling slightly under the weather and with an irritating eye infection. However, all seems better now. Continue reading “DT 29389 (Hints)”

DT 29383 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29383 (Hints)
The Saturday Crossword Club
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Hello everyone

Thank you for your recent kind wishes about my health. I am feeling much better and think I have been rather lucky to have had a fairly mild dose of the wretched virus. Continue reading “DT 29383 (Hints)”

DT 29377

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29377
The Saturday Crossword Club by Tilsit

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Until the Telegraph resumes the award of prizes for the Saturday puzzles, this post, and tomorrow’s, will be just like the Monday to Friday posts, with hints for every clue and revealable answers.  BD


Good morning everyone from a self-isolating blogger in Warrington.  I have been feeling a bit grotty with coughing spells since Wednesday and have lost my sense of smell and taste.  I went for a swab test yesterday and am awaiting the results, but now plan to completely self-isolate, although, in truth, I have largely been doing that since day one.   The only time I went out this week was to visit my district nurse and to do some shopping at Tesco.  Given the behaviour of some of the people there, I’m guessing that’s where I picked it up. Continue reading “DT 29377”

DT 29371

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29371
The Saturday Crossword Club by Tilsit

What was the last letter you wrote in?

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Until the Telegraph resumes the award of prizes for the Saturday puzzles, this post, and tomorrow’s, will be just like the Monday to Friday posts, with hints for every clue and revealable answers.  BD


Morning from the Warrington branch of Lockdown Central.

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DT 29353

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29353
The Saturday Crossword Club
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Until the Telegraph resumes the award of prizes for the Saturday puzzles, this post, and tomorrow’s, will be just like the Monday to Friday posts, with hints for every clue and revealable answers.  BD


Good morning from Warrington, on one of those neither one thing or another days, where the weather can’t make its mind up what it wants to do. Continue reading “DT 29353”

DT 29341

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29341
The Saturday Crossword Club
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Until the Telegraph resumes the award of prizes for the Saturday puzzles, this post, and tomorrow’s, will be just like the Monday to Friday posts, with hints for every clue and revealable answers.  BD


Morning everyone!

This morning’s blog comes to you from the west wing of my flat overlooking the patio outside my sheltered accommodation laundry, just for a change.

Today’s teaser was rather enjoyable and I am pleased that we seem to be settling into a nice pattern of enjoyable Saturday challenges.  This feels like our original Mysteron setter – some cricketing references and the usual elegant clues.

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