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 28527

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28527

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

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

DT 28515

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28515

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Good morning from South Staffs on a fine, sunny morning. My thanks to Senf for stepping in last week while I was otherwise engaged.

I was making rapid progress through today’s Giovanni until I hit a mental block at 10a, which became my last one in and accounts for the *** difficulty rating.… Read More

DT 28509

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28509

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ****

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg. What better way of returning to normality after my two weeks of volunteering at the Canada Summer Games than two hours in the dentist’s chair on Monday afternoon at the beginning of the week.… Read More

DT 28503

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28503

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Good morning from South Staffs. A bright and sunny start, but the threat of more rain later.

Giovanni has his General Knowledge hat on today, though backed up as usual by very fair cluing.… Read More

DT 28497

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28497

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Good morning from South Staffs. Another bright sunny morning which, if the rest of the week is any guide, will give way to cloud and rain later.… Read More

DT 28491

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28491

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Good morning from South Staffs, where we have a bright start to the day but the threat of rain later.

Some fairly easy anagrams gave me an entry into today’s Giovanni, and there was nothing too obscure in the rest of the puzzle, so ** difficulty for me.… Read More

DT 28485

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28485

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Good morning from South Staffs, where the sun is trying to beak through the early morning cloud.

Nothing too frightening from Giovanni this morning, and I at least was helped by the number of clues with a local reference.… Read More

DT 28479

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28479

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Good morning from South Devon, where I’m playing in a croquet tournament this week. I’m a bit short of time, so no pictures this week.

Plenty of anagrams and part anagrams this week from Giovanni, making this a fairly straightforward solve for me.… Read More

DT 28473

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28473

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Good morning from South Staffs. My thanks to BD, Senf and Pommers for minding the shop while Mrs DT and I have been on our travels in Belgium and France, and apologies to Jean-Luc that, once again, our plans to visit Hyères did not come to fruition.… Read More