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NTSPP 659

A Puzzle by Twmbarlwm

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DT 30101 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30101 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club (hosted by Gazza)

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Crypticsue and Mr CS are celebrating a significant anniversary today – many congratulations to them and best wishes for an enjoyable day. I’ve been called off the bench to provide a few hints for the Saturday Prize Puzzle.Continue reading

Toughie 2928

Toughie No 2928 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

As usual with Elgar, an extremely satisfying solve with lots of amazing clues,  though a slow start, a slow middle and a slow finish. Several clues parsed after completion – some while writing up the blog, which often happens with me.… Continue reading

DT 30100

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30100

Hints and tips by Senf

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

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

Somewhat of a topsy-turvy week for setters with the CL ‘special’ on Monday, and Jay and Ray T ‘absent’ from the back page as they were in their Toughie alter egos. … Continue reading

DT 30095 (full review)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30095

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 17th September 2022

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

This had to be the work of Cephas as it was a pangram with plenty of anagrams Continue reading “DT 30095 (full review)”

Toughie 2927

Toughie No 2927 by Beam
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Thanks to Beam for another enjoyable and not too tricky puzzle. Most of his trademarks are here but there’s no Queen for understandable reasons and no sweetheart.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of it..… Continue reading

DT 30099

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30099

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome. We have a solid Thursday puzzle today. No idea who might have set it. Does anyone out there want to hazard a guess?  Continue reading "DT 30099"

DT 30098

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30098

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
The godwits have arrived back from Alaska and are once more happily feeding in our estuary. The ponds we walk past daily are busy with the cheeping and bustling of families of newly-hatched ducklings. Spring has definitely arrived in our little corner of the world.… Continue reading