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DT Cryptic No 25851

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25851

Today’s hints and tips, by Libellule

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This is the first contribution from Libellule, so I hope you all enjoy it – I certainly did.  Once again, the highlighted items link to supplementary information, often the answer to the clue.  Don’t forget to let both of us know, via the comments below, what you think. BD

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DT Cryptic No 25846 – Review

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25846 – Review

A full analysis by Big Dave

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See also the original posting for DT Cryptic No 25846

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DT Cryptic No 25850

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25850

Today’s hints and tips, by Gazza

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Doing this blog every day is a much bigger task than I imagined when I took it on.  Fortunately, I have had offers of help from fellow solvers, this being the first.  A blog is a very personal thing, and it was with considerable trepidation that I agreed to accept outside help, but that was before Gazza’s contribution arrived.  I knew as soon as I read the first hint that I had not made a mistake, and I hope that you all agree with me.  Please let both of us know, via the comments below, what you think. BD

This one is fairly straightforward (but see 16 across) and not too difficult, similar to those of the last few days.

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DT Cryptic No 25849

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25849

A distinct improvement on the previous two Wednesdays

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Some of you have been dreading Wednesday’s puzzles in recent weeks – well this one will make a pleasant change.  A little harder than the last two days, but most of you should be able to cope with this one.

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DT Cryptic No 25848

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25848

A similar puzzle to yesterday

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Yesterday was a big day here on Big Dave’s Blog – for the first time there were over 1000 hits on the site.  This was partly because it was the first daily cryptic that was covered in detail, and partly due to some excellent mentions on Times for the Times and Fifteensquared, for which I would like to thank Peter and Neil respectively.  Peter also contributed to yesterday’s comments.

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DT Cryptic No 25847

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25847

A nice easy one to start the week

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Don’t forget the highlighted words link to items of interest

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