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DT 29489

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29489

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

I enjoyed solving this puzzle despite spelling 2 down incorrectly, placing an ant in the wrong place elsewhere and conning instead of retreating to my lair. On newspaper this would have been a disastrous mess. On my iPad once sorted it a looked neat as ever. An excellent little Thursday puzzle. A little more difficult than the start to the week but doable with a little extra effort. Continue reading “DT 29489”

DT 29488

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29488

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Advance voting in our General Election has now started so one of us (Colin) is working as an electoral officer, issuing votes. This makes us several hours later than usual getting on to putting the blog together but still plenty of time to get it all done before publishing deadline.… Continue reading

DT 29487

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29487

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday.  Filling the grid fill on today's puzzle was straightforward, but parsing everything to my satisfaction extended my solving time enough to warrant 3* for difficulty.  I liked it, but I wonder if this will turn out to be one of those puzzles that divides opinion.  Continue reading "DT 29487"

DT 29486

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29486

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where the summer seems reluctant to end, although it is getting markedly cooler during the night and early morning.

Maybe it’s just me but I thought today’s puzzle was a bit trickier than recent Monday’s have been.  I’ll be interested to see who agrees and who though it was a breeze.  There’s a couple of longish anagrams and a couple of chestnuts to give you a start so I don’t think it will prove too difficult.
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DT 29484

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29484

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a damp, grey, October day.

I found today’s puzzle quite tricky, with 1a my last one in for some reason. Anyway, it took me well into my *** bracket for difficulty.… Continue reading

DT 29483

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29483

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. A Ray T crossword that I thought was about as straightforward as his ever are but I can only say how I found it – you may disagree so please leave a comment telling us how you got on today. Continue reading “DT 29483”

DT 29482

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29482

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

New Zealand has had horrendous weather this last week. Very strong winds with squally showers of rain, hail and thunderstorms over most of the country and heavy snow to low levels over much of the South Island. The worst of it looks to have moved away now so we can look forward to more Spring-like conditions returning.… Continue reading

DT 29481

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29481

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Hello, everyone.  Today has brought us another excellent Tuesday puzzle.  Quite a few insertions on offer, but there's nothing wrong with that.  I have my suspicions about the identity of the compiler.  Since they've been known to comment, we might see later if my hunch is correct.  Continue reading "DT 29481"