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DT 29563

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29563

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa, where we are into the second week of Lockdown 2.0. At the time it was imposed, Ottawa was an oasis of low infection amidst a sea of contagion and many questioned the need for the city to be subjected to these measures and were calling for at least an early end to the lockdown.… Continue reading

DT 29561

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29561

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning and Happy New Year from South Staffs. Let’s hope for health and happiness for all, and release from the twin plagues of virus infection and government nannying.… Continue reading

DT 29560

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29560

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Rating by Manders – Difficulty  **/***   – Enjoyment ****

Good morning from behind two face masks and a Perspex visor. Please keep at least two metres of distance between us. Your beshingled blogger in Barrel went to bed in Tier three and woke up in Tier four. Bugger! I have survived so far and would like to survive some more. Continue reading “DT 29560”

DT 29559

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29559

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A calm before the storm here as we are expecting lots of family to be arriving soon. They will be with us for a few days over New Year before heading off in various directions. As our borders are effectively closed to overseas tourists at present, locals are being urged to take up the slack.… Continue reading

DT 29558

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29558

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty * Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to my last blog of 2020. Happy to see the end of that awful year. I was bang on wavelength today, completing this one in a single pass top to bottom.  First time that's ever happened for me. I was definitely helped by the inclusion of an above average number of Usual Suspects. Smooth surfaces and tight wordplay made for an enjoyable solve. Continue reading "DT 29558"

DT 29557

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29557

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja.  I hope you all had as good a Christmas as possible under the current circumstances.  Pommette and I had a quiet time at home having cancelled our usual trip to Benidorm, although we did have a rather enjoyable pizza party with a few friends on boxing day via Skype.

I thought today’s puzzle was fairly benign but still enjoyable.  There’s a couple of veiled allusions Peter Sellers films and one clue that’s spookily similar to one that was in yesterday’s puzzle.  All-in-all I thought it was pretty good.
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DT 100012

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 100,012

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning and Happy Christmas from South Staffs.

A nice, gentle puzzle today, so even if you’re full of Christmas lunch, it shouldn’t detain you too long.… Continue reading

DT 29555

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29555

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. I don’t think that I’ve ever been the ‘hinty person’ on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day before now. Normally it would be appropriate to be “terribly jolly” and “Ho Ho” and lots of good wishes to all for a “wonderful Christmas with your families and friends” etc etc but somehow that doesn’t seem quite right this year so I’ll leave it at that.… Continue reading