Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 28329

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28329

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs on a cold and frosty morning.

I finished today’s Giovanni in ** time, but it felt harder than that as I was doing it.… Read More

DT 28324

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28324

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 14th January

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Oh dear – normally I write the introduction at the same time as I draft the review on a Saturday afternoon, but for some reason I didn’t do so, and now it is Thursday evening and I can’t remember what I thought about the crossword.… Read More

DT 28328

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28328

Hints and tips by Kath

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Hello everyone from a very cold, frosty and foggy Oxford. I don’t know who set today’s crossword but it isn’t Ray T. I thought it was good fun and not too tricky but I’m sure some of you will disagree with me and that’s fine.… Read More

DT 28327

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28327

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
It is Agapanthus flowering time. A reminder to us that a whole year has passed since we had a much enjoyed visit from Kath and Chris.… Read More

DT 28326

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28326

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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Hello everyone. I found today’s offering somewhat easier than yesterday’s tussle with Rufus but certainly no less enjoyable. We have fewer anagrams this week, leaving room for some rather clever and elegant clueing of the longer answers.… Read More

DT 28325

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28325

Hints and tips by unconcatenaceous Miffypops

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I did say I would return to normal service today. Thanks to Rufus for a fun puzzle and an opportunity to provide so much musical joy. The song at 7d surely cannot fail to please anybody so long as they are not from United Airlines.… Read More

DT 28323

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28323

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where there’s a dusting of overnight snow, but nothing to cause any great problems.

As usual, Giovanni requires us to have a certain amount of general knowledge to solve today’s puzzle, and there are some less common words.… Read More

DT 28318

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28318

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 7 January

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

 

Another Saturday, another Prize Puzzle, the only hold up for many of us being putting the wrong ‘underground deposit’ in 12d and then finding that 22a “wouldn’t work”

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DT 28322

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28322

Hints and tips by pommers

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Hello and welcome to another RayT Thursday.  All the hallmarks are there and there’s a few bits of synonym stretching as well so I guess we’ll get some complaints from the usual suspects.  … Read More

DT 28321

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28321

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Jay had us scratching our heads for a little longer than is often the case and, as usual, we found plenty to enjoy in the puzzle.… Read More