Category Archives: Tuesday

Currently Tuesday does not appear to have a regular setter, although Shamus usually features on alternate weeks. Until Autumn 2010 the other slot featured Ray T most of the time.

DT 28326

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28326

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello everyone. I found today’s offering somewhat easier than yesterday’s tussle with Rufus but certainly no less enjoyable. We have fewer anagrams this week, leaving room for some rather clever and elegant clueing of the longer answers.… Read More

DT 28320

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28320

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. One of our team of mystery Tuesday setters has given us another solid puzzle. After twelve full or partial anagrams helped establish a base, I chipped away at the rest of the clues and managed to fill the grid without too much head scratching.… Read More

DT 28314

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28314

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone, and welcome to 2017. After searching for an adjective to describe today’s puzzle I settled on “solid”. It’s a typical Tuesday crossword, with enough straightforward clues to enable most solvers to get a foothold, along with a few that might require a little head-scratching.… Read More

DT 28308

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28308

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. My first pass through today’s crossword resulted in the bottom half being mostly filled, the top half being almost empty, and me feeling a little worried.… Read More

DT 28302

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28302

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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

Hello everyone. Compared to recent Tuesdays I found today a step up in both difficulty and enjoyment. While solving this crossword I found myself laughing out loud several times, which is a first for me.… Read More

DT 28296

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28296

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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

Hello everyone. Complementing yesterday’s puzzle, today we have a crossword that’s heavy on the charades and light on the anagrams. As I composed the hints I found myself writing “usual” over and over, and I recalled that cryptic clue ingredients only become “usual” once you’ve seen them a few times.… Read More

DT 28290

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28290

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

We don’t usually know the identity of the Tuesday setter, but I am pleased to be able to announce a debut back-page puzzle from Chris Lancaster a.k.a.Read More

DT 28284

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28284

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

I am delighted to welcome our regular commenter Senf to the blogging team.  BD


A few weeks ago, when Mr Kitty was being ‘volunteered,’ I was ‘volunteering.’ Although, having served Her Majesty for 24 years, where the mantra was ‘never volunteer for anything’ my sanity might be in question.… Read More

DT 28278

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28278

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment **

Good morning everyone. I am typing this hoping that BD has finally repelled those who would deny us service and feeling very grateful to him for the massive effort he puts into keeping this site running.… Read More

DT 28272

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28272

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Good morning everyone. I found this crossword hard going at first, to the point where I was starting to wonder whether climbing into the blogging chair was a mistake.… Read More