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DT 29775

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29775

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We’re having a busy day. Started off with an early hearing clinic appointment and then lots of messages and interruptions as it is settlement day for a rental property which we sold recently. Still managed to find time to fit in the solving and blogging duties though.… Continue reading

DT 29774

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29774

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Hello, everyone, and welcome to our discussion of another satisfying and enjoyable Tuesday crossword puzzle. Two Tuesdays ago X-Type said in a comment that "you'll see me more regularly from now on".  After solving this puzzle I suspect that regularly means fortnightly. Writing that reminded me that fortnight is one of a few non-slang British English words that baffle most Americans, perhaps because it's so difficult to guess its meaning.  Wikipedia, noting that the word is rarely used in North America, also warns readers that it is not to be confused with Fortnite, whose rise now makes comprehension over here even more difficult. Continue reading "DT 29774"

DT 29773

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29773

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where the intense heat has finally abated.  Very pleasant weather with plenty of sunshine but not the crazy temperatures of the last couple of months.

The crossword is another example of the usual Monday fare but I thought a tad trickier that normal.  There’s three or four clues which are quite obscure but there’s enough gimmes to give you the checkers you need.
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DT 29771

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29771

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where heavy cloud cover continues to make things gloomy.

The presence of four Xs in today’s crossword suggests that the setter is ProXimal, who has given us a puzzle which I found quite accessible this morning.… Continue reading

DT 29766

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29766

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 28th Aug 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Kolkata. Indeed a very straightforward and lovely Saturday puzzle from the setter. I feel delighted to present to you a full review of the same for your kind perusal and valuable feedback. Continue reading “DT 29766”

DT 29770

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29770

Hints and tips by StephenL

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

Good morning from South Devon, where we seem to be stuck in a weather pattern of North Easterly winds and grey skies. Continue reading “DT 29770”

DT 29769

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29769

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A single brave daffodil is peeping out from its pot near our backdoor and we’re expecting the kowhai trees to match it with their own brilliant yellow display very shortly. Another clear crisp day here but it’s been cool and windy for most of the week so far.… Continue reading

Toughie 2705

Toughie No 2705 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

Happy Birthday

to

Sir Van Morrison

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A more straightforward offering from Chalicea today which makes reviewing the puzzle a lot easier than some. Continue reading “Toughie 2705”

DT 29768

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29768

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday. I enjoyed today's puzzle, in part because several clues presented wordplay that required a little thought to untangle everything, without requiring any visits to the dictionary. I wonder if our compiler is one of those who might comment here. Perhaps we'll find out later today.  Continue reading "DT 29768"

DT 29767

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29767

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa, where we are enjoying a brief respite from a record-breaking string of 30+ C temperatures.

Campbell has given us a gentler workout than usual today.… Continue reading