Category Archives: Monday

Monday’s regular setter is Roger Squires, who is also known as Rufus

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28499

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Are you ready? Here we go then.

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Across

1a    A great stop for sailors (5)
AVAST: Lift the letter A directly from the clue and add an adjective meaning of very great extent or quantity; immense

4a    Jumper with a pocket in front (8)
KANGAROO: Rufus is leading us towards a jumping marsupial with a pouch for carrying its young.
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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28493

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Sorry for the late publication.  This was down to what turned out to be self-inflicted email problems.  BD


Another very nice puzzle today from Rufus. The most prolific of setters.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28487

Hints and tips by an orthograffically-challenged Miffypops

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Today’s offering from Rufus is much more to my liking.

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28481

Hints and tips by an over-the-moon Miffypops

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Thank you to Rufus for today’s chance to solve a cryptic puzzle. Congratulations to both Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s winners at Wimbledon this weekend. The smiles of the Ladies’ winner were the highlight of the weekend

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28475

Hints and tips by a very tired Miffypops

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Good morning from the heart of Downtown LI where the sun is already shining and the temperature rising. Well done to The British and Irish Lions for squaring their series against New Zealand on Saturday morning.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28469

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Good Morning from the heart of Downtown LI where much celebration has been made over the Lions victory over New Zealand. Will they prevail This Saturday?

As usual today’s puzzle is fairly mild but has a sting in the tail.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28463

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Unusually for Rufus there is only one full and two partial anagrams today. The rest of the clues are typically Rufusish. Nothing should give too much trouble and there is plenty to smile about.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28457

Hints and tips by a sunburnt Miffypops

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Phew. What a scorcher. It’s 25 degrees already as recorded by The Heart of Downtown L. I. Weather Station. Long may it continue. As for today’s puzzle.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28451

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Good Morning from sunny Bourton-on-the-Water where Saint Sharon and I are holed up avoiding returning to The Heart of Downtown LI and ending our holiday.

As I am about to start writing these hints and tips I fear that I will become bored of writing the words ‘anagram (xxx) of XXX.’ Such is the way of a Rufus puzzle.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28445

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Good Morning from sunny St Mawes where your poorly schooled orphan boy is writing today’s hints and tips. Or rather he is staring out to sea and idly replicating his schooldays daydreaming away the hours.… Read More