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DT 29411

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29411

Hints and tips by Kath

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Hello everyone. Here we are again – another Thursday – still locked down/locked up/ or whatever you want to call it but, depending on your circumstances and where you live, slightly less so.… Continue reading

DT 29410

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29410

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We’re staying in Wellington for a couple of days so this is coming from a different environment. Weather pretty awful at present although we did have a few better days since we put together our last blog.

Thought this was quite tricky for a Wednesday and there are several rather scrumptious long anagrams to appreciate.… Continue reading

DT 29408

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29408

Hints and tips by pommers

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Hola from sunny Los Alcázares on the Mar Menor.  Now that we’re allowed to cross regional borders we’ve come to the apartment for a couple of weeks holiday. We live in Comunitat Valenciana and the apartment’s in the region of Murcia so we haven’t been able to come here for about twelve weeks.  It’s usually a couple of degrees cooler here than in Almoradí so it’s very pleasant in the heat of the Spanish summer.

Anyway, to the crossword.  Apart from a couple of minor mistakes I thought it was great.  Not too tricky but with enough for a little bit of head scratching. I’ll be interested to see who agrees and who doesn’t.
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DT 29406

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29406

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from damp and drizzly South Staffs.

A steady solve for me today, with no especial difficulty, but still just getting to *** time.

In the hints below, the definitions are underlined.… Continue reading

DT 29401

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29401

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 27th June 2020

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A most enjoyable Prize Puzzle for lovers of words and clues with great surface readings Continue reading “DT 29401”

DT 29405

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29405

Hints and tips by Wilson, Keppel and Betty

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Good morning from the bottom of the barrel. Our new home where I am waiting for DPS to bring my new HiFi system having donated my old one to a worthy cause in the L.I. boondocks. Had I realised just how much high end HiFi would cost I may not have been so altruistic. As usual ‘Don’t tell Sharon’. Continue reading “DT 29405”

DT 29404

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29404

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

The new month has brought in winter with a vengeance. There is some sunshine but a biting Southerly wind and fresh snow on the ranges to our East combine to keep us well and truly chilled.

Fortunately, we've got the wood-burner and the regular crosswords to keep us warm and diverted.… Continue reading

DT 29403

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29403

Hints and tips by Mr K

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Hello, everyone.  It's Tuesday again and unsurprisingly we have a pretty standard Tuesday puzzle.  No idea who might have set this one.  Any suggestions? Continue reading "DT 29403"

DT 29402

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29402

Hints and tips by Falcon

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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