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DT 30151

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30151
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BD Rating – Difficulty ***   –  Enjoyment ****

Good morning. Perhaps a little tougher than the average back-pager, but chockful of superb clues, elegant deceptions and amusing surfaces. Continue reading “DT 30151”

DT 30145

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30145
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BD Rating – Difficulty */**    –  Enjoyment ***

Good morning. A very quirky puzzle compared to recent Tuesdays that I’ve covered, with plenty of whimsy and a good deal of amusement. Continue reading “DT 30145”

DT 30139

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30139
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BD Rating – Difficulty **   –  Enjoyment ***/****

Good morning. A small handful of simple clues, some excellent anagrams and a few that needed a lot more thought all added up to a fun solve. Continue reading “DT 30139”

DT 30133

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30133
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BD Rating – Difficulty **  – Enjoyment ****

Good morning. A puzzle that was a joy to solve – a few complexities but not quite *** difficulty, and several delightful examples of wit and originality in the wordplay.… Continue reading

DT 30127

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30127
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Difficulty **/***   – Enjoyment ****

Good morning. A very enjoyable puzzle with some occasionally tricky wordplay that still managed to be elegant and smooth, Continue reading “DT 30127”

DT 30115

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30115
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BD Rating – Difficulty **/***  –  Enjoyment ***

Good morning, and a belated thank you to Gazza for filling in for me last Tuesday. As for this Tuesday’s puzzle, I thought there was a lot of tricky disguising of definitions among a handful of straighter clues and I found myself held up a little more than usual. Continue reading “DT 30115”

DT 30103

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30103
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BD Rating – Difficulty **    Enjoyment ****

Good morning. This was great fun to solve and notable for some very neat anagram clues, which were among my favourites. Continue reading “DT 30103”

DT 30091

Daily Telegraph Cryptic 30091
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BD Rating – Difficulty ***  Enjoyment ****

 

Good morning. Mr K is moving from Tuesdays to Thursdays, leaving me with an entertaining challenge that seemed a little tougher than average. Continue reading “DT 30091”