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)

DT 28449

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28449

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

No, you have not been sleeping for two, or is it three, days; anyway, it’s not Sunday.  A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.  I am joining the team substituting for the resting and relaxing Deep Threat today and next Friday. … Read More

DT 28443

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28443

Hints and tips by pommers

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Hi everyone.  As Deep Threat is on hols you’ll just have to put up with me doing a bit of deputising.  I have blogged on Friday before but as far as I can see the last one was 27th December 2013 so it’s a fair while since the Don and I locked horns. … Read More

DT 28437

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28437

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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Good morning from Warrington with the sun beating down and almost tropical weather! While our Friday blogger is on a break, I’m covering today. Today’s backpager is a very enjoyable and accessible piece of work from Giovanni with precise clues and a couple to make you scratch your head.… Read More

DT 28431

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28431

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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Deep Threat is on holiday until the end of June.

A straightforward puzzle from Giovanni – with a nod towards the forthcoming General Election.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Read More

DT 28425

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28425

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Good day from the rather damp heart of Downtown LI. The very succinct Deep Threat is unavailable today so you have the wordy Miffypops sitting in for you.… Read More

DT 28419

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28419

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs this bright Spring morning.

A little bit of Scripture and one or two less common words from Giovanni today, but not too taxing overall.… Read More

DT 28413

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28413

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs on a cloudy, slightly damp Friday.

For some reason the puzzles website started the day listing this as DT 32455, rather than the 28413 which it ought to be.… Read More

DT 28407

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28407

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs where the day has started grey and overcast.

I found today’s Giovanni quite tricky in places. At one stage I had the right-hand side of the grid filled in while the left was blank, then the SW corner fell, followed eventually by the NW quadrant.… Read More

DT 28401

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28401

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs this Good Friday morning.

There are no seasonal references from Giovanni this morning – in fact this puzzle is resolutely secular. It took me a little while to get into, but once I’d spotted the anagram in 1a answers fell into place steadily.… Read More

DT 28395

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28395

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs on a bright, sunny morning.

Plenty of General Knowledge needed this morning, with perhaps an emphasis on matters nautical and ornithological. But the wordplay from Giovanni should enable solvers to reach the right answers.… Read More