Category Archives: Thursday

Currently Thursday does not appear to have a regular setter, although since Autumn 2010 Ray T features frequently. During 2009 almost all of the Thursday puzzles were set by Jay.

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28478

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning all and welcome to another RayThursday.  It was a game of two halves for me.  I went through the across clues and only got four of them so I thought I might be in for a fair old struggle. … Read More

DT 28472

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28472

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. I’m not quite sure what I thought of today’s crossword and I don’t have the first idea who set it but it’s not Ray T. I found it quite difficult while I was doing it but now I can’t see why unless it was the large number of double unchecked letters – something I rarely notice – and the small number of anagrams.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28466

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. There’s no doubt at all that this is a Ray T crossword. I didn’t think that it was one of his more difficult ones but, as always, I’m more than happy for anyone or everyone to disagree with me.… Read More

DT 28460

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28460

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where preparations are in full swing for our 150th birthday party on July 1.

Having been travelling for much of the last month — two weeks in Northern Ireland and northern Ireland followed by a visit with relatives upon my return to Canada, this is the first puzzle that I have solved in quite some time (and the rust is clearly evident).… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28454

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hola from a warm and sunny Los Alcazáres and welcome to what I’m pretty sure is a RayThursday.  All the signs are there, short clues, initial letters clue, a lurker, a reversed lurker, stretched synonyms and Her Majesty making an appearance but somehow it seemed to lack the usual sparkle so perhaps it’s merely an imitation. … Read More

DT 28448

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28448

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. I don’t know who set today’s crossword but it’s definitely not Ray T – I do have my suspicions – any ideas anyone? I really found it quite difficult so it’ll be interesting to see how everyone else gets on.… Read More

DT 28442

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28442

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. It’s definitely a Ray T Thursday – it has most of his trademarks although I didn’t notice much innuendo. I thought it was quite tricky but always find it hard to judge difficulty and enjoyment when I know I’m doing the hints so please leave a comment telling us how you got on today.… Read More

DT 28436

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28436

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where the city is revelling in Playoff Fever. The NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series between our beloved Senators and the defending champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, is even at three games apiece.… Read More

DT 28424

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28424

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja on a cloudy but warm morning.  This one doesn’t feel to me like a RayT production but all bar one of the clues fit his word count limit, Her Majesty makes an appearance and there’s a reversed lurker so you never know.  … Read More

DT 28418

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28418

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where we have endured one of the rainiest Aprils on record and serious flooding is occurring in low-lying areas. Fortunately, my home is high and dry.… Read More