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DT 29283

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29283

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone.  Nice solid Tuesday puzzle today.  Since this intro is going to be long, I'll move straight to the important bits.  Continue reading "DT 29283"

DT 29282

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29282

Hints and tips by Elsie Longstaff

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

I felt that I was being transported back in time to meet a former Prime Minister from a couple of centuries ago. Then a playwright, a pair of dancers and a singer from way back in the last century. Continue reading “DT 29282”

DT 29280

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29280

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs on a misty, frosty day.

One or two clues which gave me pause for thought in today’s puzzle, but nothing like the degree of difficulty we saw last week.… Continue reading

DT 29279

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29279

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. I didn’t quite know what to expect today but I don’t have much doubt that this crossword was set by Ray T – it doesn’t have all his trademark clues but I think there are enough of them to be fairly convincing.… Continue reading

DT 29278

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29278

Hints and tips by KiwiColin

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A solo flight again this week. Grand-parental duties being the excuse.

While we have been enjoying warm dry conditions lately, further south, in the lower portion of the South Island where we were camping almost a year ago, they have been having torrential rain causing considerable flooding with lots of roads washed out and people needing helicopter evacuations.… Continue reading

DT 29276

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29276

Hints and tips by Jerry Jerningham

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Ecstatic. Brexit and the furore surrounding it is done. Coventry Rugby Football Club beat Cornish Pirates. […and Spurs beat Man City! BD]

Morose. France v England. Dearie dearie me. Continue reading “DT 29276”

DT 29274

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29274

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good morning from South Staffs.

I didn’t recognise the style of today’s puzzle, so this may be a new setter. I struggled with parts of the puzzle, especially 1a and 1d, which were the last pair in.… Continue reading

DT 29269

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29269

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 25th January 2020

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

I always take a smidgen longer to solve the crossword when on the train, often because there is, as was the case on Saturday morning, a fellow passenger who thought everyone in the carriage needed to hear their views on something.  … Continue reading