Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 28497

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28497

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

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 28495

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28495

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
                Our very wet winter continues. Everything seems to have been in a state of sogginess for months and we are all looking forward to the gradually increasing day lengths to help the drying process as our spring approaches. … Read More

DT 28494

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28494

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday back-pager.  My opinion of this puzzle went up steadily as the grid filled up.  While I found the top half straightforward and not very sparkly, things picked up considerably towards the bottom.  I thought that the setter saved the best for last, by finishing up with a trio of excellent clues down in the southeast.… Read More

DT 28493

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28493

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

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

DT 28491

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28491

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

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 28490

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28490

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **/***Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. This is a Ray T production. I thought it was at the gentler end of his range of difficulty but I’ve given it an extra bit of a star for those of you who have trouble with his crosswords.… Read More

DT 28489

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28489

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
               We are back home again, the huge pile of accumulated washing is now dealt with and we are settling back into the usual routines of daily life which includes the recurrent dose of crossword activities.… Read More

DT 28488

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28488

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty **/*** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday back-pager.  Today’s puzzle has no real obscurities (at least for those old enough to know Gone with the Wind) and no tricky clue constructions.  Curiously, during the solve it felt a tad more difficult than usual, but after writing the hints I’m finding it hard to see why.  Must be that wavelength thing.  It was still a very enjoyable solve and that, after all, is what really matters.… Read More

DT 28487

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28487

Hints and tips by an orthograffically-challenged Miffypops

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

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

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.

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DT 28485

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28485

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

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