Category Archives: Friday

Friday’s current setter is Don Manley who is also known as Giovanni, Duck, Pasquale, Quixote, and Bradman (all punningly connected with the name Don or Donald)

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28575

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Good morning from South Staffs this grey November day.

Today’s crossword is very much what we expect from Giovanni, the Friday master. Fair clues with a dash of misdirection in the surface reading lead to the untangling of a variety of answers.… Read More

DT 28569

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28569

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Good morning from South Staffs on the last Friday before the clocks go back.

There are a couple of bits of GK which may slow solvers down if they are unfamiliar to the solver, but otherwise a perfectly fair set of clues from Giovanni this morning.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28563

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Good morning from South Staffs on a dank, damp October day.

A touch of the ‘old’ Giovanni today, with some scriptural and ecclesiastical references and the odd bit of archaism.… Read More

DT 28557

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28557

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Good morning from South Staffs on a blustery October day. Triskaidekaphobics should remain under the duvet until tomorrow.

Today was perhaps the fastest that I have ever completed a Giovanni crossword, so definitely * for difficulty from me.… Read More

DT 28551

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28551

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Good morning from South Staffs.

A fair slice of GK required to solve today’s Giovanni, though the cluing is, as always, perfectly fair. This one took me longer to solve than the Toughie I blogged yesterday.… Read More

DT 28545

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28545

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Good morning from South Staffs on a damp September day.

I fairly rattled through today’s puzzle from Giovanni, with the four long anagrams around the outside providing lots of checkers.… Read More

DT 28539

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28539

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Good morning from Sandringham in Norfolk, where we’re staying on the royal estate for a few days (on the Camping and Caravanning Club site, not with HM).… Read More

DT 28533

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28533

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Good morning from South Staffs.

The top half of today’s puzzle from Giovanni went in at high speed, then I slowed a little before completing the bottom half, but still finished in ** time.… Read More

DT 28527

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28527

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Good morning from South Staffs on a damp, grey September morning.

Not many anagrams from Giovanni today, but a lot of charades, where several small items need to be stuck together.… Read More

DT 28521

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28521

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Good morning from South Staffs, as the month of mists and mellow fruitfulness begins with some sunshine.

I struggled to get going with the top half of today’s Giovanni, then accelerated through the rest of the puzzle, and was surprised to find that I had finished in ** time.… Read More