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DT 29893

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29893

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome. I felt that today's puzzle came from the more straightforward end of the Tuesday spectrum.  Nothing wrong with that of course. Lots of smooth surfaces made for a very pleasant solve .  Continue reading "DT 29893"

DT 29892

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29892

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from a rather noisy Vega Baja!  We’re getting new sewers throughout the village and the works have finally got to the street where I live.  At the moment there’s a JCB and some blokes with a pneumatic drill digging a large trench down the middle of the road! I don’t think pommette will be getting her lie-in this morning!

The usual Monday fare today but a bit light on anagrams. There are four and they’re mostly towards the end of the down clues so not much help if, like me, you start with the across clues
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EV 1523 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1523 (Hints)

Working Titles by Harribobs

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Harribobs sets fabulous crosswords for the EV, IQ, Magpie and Listener series. Solvers can be sure that they will enjoy every stage of the solving process and finish with a grid full of thematic material.… Continue reading

ST 3144 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3144 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have had more of the ‘rinse and repeat’ of several days of extreme cold and a couple of ‘warmer’ days with snow.

Keep staying safe everyone.… Continue reading

Toughie 2788

Toughie No 2788 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A few answers I was not familiar with and the parsing of 13a took me just over 3* time. Sparks often has a Nina of some kind, but, despite being intrigued by the double-unches, I didn’t manage to see anything – perhaps you will (ah, see comment 2 by Fez!)… Continue reading

DT 29890

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29890

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cold, grey January morning.

I was sailing through today’s crossword until I hit the buffers with the crossing entries at 19a and 16d which pushed me into *** time.… Continue reading

DT 29885

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29885

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 15th Jan 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. Once again, a friendly and straightforward Saturday puzzle from Cephas that I enjoyed solving and thereafter writing a review of the same for your kind reading and important feedback.
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