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DT 29639

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29639

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a chilly Good Friday morning.

The crossing pair at 10a and 1d, both of which seemed to me to be a little stretched as definitions, gave me a certain amount of trouble and were last in, taking me into *** territory, but otherwise this seemed to be a fairly typical Friday puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 29634

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29634

A full review by Big Dave

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This puzzle was published on 27th March 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Gnomey is inundated with (fee-paying) work, so I will be sharing this slot with crypticsue for the foreseeable future in order to give him a break. Continue reading “DT 29634”

DT 29637

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29637

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
The weather system that caused so much flooding in Australia recently has now made its way to us but fortunately has lost most of its sting in crossing the Tasman. So, dampish and warm here which we can easily cope with.… Continue reading

DT 29636

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29636

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday. I felt that today's puzzle contained a lot of quality surface readings which when read literally appear to be perfectly natural sentences or sentence fragments. Having created the odd puzzle, I know how challenging it can be to get that right while also disguising the wordplay and adhering to correct cryptic grammar. My hat is off to this compiler.  Continue reading "DT 29636"

DT 29633

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29633

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where we have a mixture of sunshine and showers.

I was making fairly rapid progress through today’s puzzle until I hit a rock with the cryptic definition at 27a, pushed me well into *** time.… Continue reading

DT 29628

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29628

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 20th March 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Donnybrook, aka the NY Door Knob, in fine form with some great surface readings in this not too difficult Saturday Prize Puzzle Continue reading “DT 29628”

DT 29632

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29632

Hints and tips by Miffypops and Saint Sharon

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

Gdanga, gdanga, gdanga from the outskirts of Barrel where today’s bloggers Miffypops and Saint Sharon reside in marital bliss. The sun is shining, Giovanni has set a tough puzzle to tease and beguile us. What’s not to like about a day like today? Continue reading “DT 29632”

DT 29631

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29631

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Autumn has definitely arrived now. Quite a lot colder at night and chilly in the mornings with mist hanging over the river until the rising sun chases it away. Just a small group of godwits still here and we can’t decide whether they are late departers or a group of juveniles choosing to over-winter here.… Continue reading

DT 29630

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29630

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday. I found this offering a steady solve, helped along by some echoes of recent Tuesday puzzles.  A pleasant experience overall.  Continue reading "DT 29630"

DT 29629

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29629

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja on a bright sunny morning.  It’s been a bit cold and wet here recently but yesterday normal service was resumed.  Perhaps spring is about to sprung.

Today’s crossword is pretty standard Monday fare, not too difficult and quite enjoyable.  Going through the acrosses I spotted the  J in 1a and the Z in 21a so I thought we might be in for a pangram but it’s not, it’s missing F, K and X.
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