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DT 29402

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29402

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa, where the weather remains unsettled. While I solved this puzzle, a violent thunderstorm raged outside dumping torrential amounts of welcome rain on my parched garden.… Continue reading

DT 29400

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29400

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where the temperature was still over 20° when I solved this crossword after midnight last night. This morning we may have a thunderstorm.… Continue reading

DT 29395

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29395

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 20th June 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

It was obvious fairly early on to guess which setter was responsible for this Saturday Prize Puzzle, Continue reading “DT 29395”

Toughie 2460

Toughie No 2460 by proXimal

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

A slightly friendlier proXimal Toughie than some, presumably why we find him in the Thursday Toughie spot, which suited me because I quite often struggle with his more difficult Toughies.… Continue reading

DT 29399

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29399

Hints and Tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. A Ray T Thursday. I found it pretty difficult but a couple of silly mistakes early on, the scarcity of anagrams and the very hot weather probably contributed to that feeling so I’ll wait to see what everyone else made of it – could be that I’ve got it totally wrong.… Continue reading

DT 29398

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29398

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

On our regular walk this morning, as well as having a ‘chat’ with our special friend the NZ dabchick, we also had the rare privilege of seeing two distant mountains. One of these, Mt Ruapehu is inland in the central North Island and the other Mt Taranaki appears, from our vantage point, to emerge out of the sea as a perfect white cone.… Continue reading

DT 29397

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29397

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday.  Unusual puzzle today with the double definitions outnumbering the anagrams.  Still, they say that a change is as good as a rest (or is it a holiday?), so I'm not complaining.  Continue reading "DT 29397"

DT 29396

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29396

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja where summer has finally arrived, the state of alarm is over and the nights are now drawing in. Just to make you all jealous here’s a link to the Vega Baja weather forecast for the next week:-

https://www.eltiempo.es/almoradi.html

Maybe it’s just me but I thought this was the trickiest Monday puzzle for some time but also the most enjoyable.  I didn’t help myself by putting the wrong first word in 12a which made 13d impossible until the penny finally dropped.  I wonder if any of you made the same mistake.  There’s only one full anagram in this puzzle but there are five clues with an anagram involved in the wordplay and a couple of them are rather cunningly disguised. I hope you all enjoyed the tussle as much as I did. Continue reading “DT 29396”

DT 29394

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29394

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where it’s still grey and damp.

Today’s puzzle did not present any particular difficulty for me, though I suppose we will get the usual complaints from those who object to Biblical references.… Continue reading

DT 29389

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29389

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 13th June 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

It was obvious fairly early on to guess which setter was responsible for this Saturday Prize Puzzle, Continue reading “DT 29389”