Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 28576

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28576

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 4th November 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I solved this on the train to London opposite two very chatty foreign students who were discussing the ways of pronouncing English words with letter sounds such as Y or W as these sounds differed in their native (Danish and Dutch) languages,  thus making it  a little difficult for me  to concentrate on the crossword.… Read More

DT 28580

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28580

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning all and welcome to what is definitely not a RayThursday.  I have no idea who the setter might be but it’s certainly not RayT and it won’t be Shamus as he’s in the Toughie slot today. … Read More

DT 28579

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28579

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.                
We’re back home again after an amazing three weeks in India. We spent most of our time in Delhi staying with family and enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of this huge teeming city but did make two trips to other places.… Read More

DT 28578

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28578

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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

 

Hello, everyone.  I solved this one under non-ideal conditions that made it hard to judge difficulty, but my feeling is that it’s more straightforward than last Tuesday’s adventure.  I found it good fun, and if you enjoy charades and double definitions this puzzle should make you smile.… Read More

DT 28577

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28577

Hints and tips by an emotionally intelligent Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Today’s puzzle is a typical Rufus offering. Not too difficult until the last few which stretch the time taken by a small amount. Coventry Rugby club have extended their unbeaten run to ten matches so MP is euphoric.… Read More

DT 28575

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28575

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs this grey November day.

Today’s crossword is very much what we expect from Giovanni, the Friday master. Fair clues with a dash of misdirection in the surface reading lead to the untangling of a variety of answers.… Read More

DT 28570

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28570

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 28th October 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Mister Ron provided this particular Saturday Prize Puzzle. Lots to enjoy but if I’d had my test solving ‘how many of each type of clue’ sheet out, I might have found out exactly how many times, for example, I’d chopped some letters off to replace them with something else!… Read More

DT 28574

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28574

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. I’m sure this is a Ray T crossword – the first one for what seems like a long time. It had most of his trademark clues and I thought it was somewhere in the middle of his range of difficulty.… Read More

DT 28573

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28573

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from South Warwickshire

Wednesday is usually a Jay puzzle decrypted by the Two Kiwis, Colin and Carol. Jay is here as usual but Colin and Carol are celebrating fifty years of marriage on a long trip to India.… Read More

DT 28572

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28572

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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

 

Hello, everyone.  While the Americanisation of October 31 is being suitably recognized over on the Toughie blog, here the date is cause for a more personal celebration, because today marks the one-year anniversary of my first nervous ascent to the blogging chair.  Thanks for letting me experiment on you every Tuesday as I’ve been figuring out how to write hints.  I hope those hints have helped some of you improve your solving skills, and if along the way I’ve also managed to convince a few of you that those repeated answers we see every week are just coincidences, that’s even better 😊.  Befitting the date, today we have a treat that contains a lot of trickiness.  There is some masterful misdirection and disguising of definitions here.  That may not be for everyone, but I enjoy untangling that sort of clue.  I found this crossword significantly more challenging than last Tuesday’s puzzle, which the most recent survey rated at 3.3*, so I have increased the difficulty rating accordingly.… Read More