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 28086

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28086

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This is a pangram and it’s somewhat easier than the puzzle we had last Tuesday which seemed to cause some solvers a lot of problems. Do let us know how you got on and how well you liked this one.… Read More

DT 28080

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28080

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This seemed to be a little bit trickier than what we’re used to on Tuesdays and quite enjoyable I thought, although there were a few clues (especially 11a and 21a) which I didn’t like much.… Read More

DT 28074

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28074

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

There’s nothing too scary for the gee-gees today. Most of my time this morning was spent in trying to find the origin of the 1a term. Do let us know how you got on and how well you liked it.… Read More

DT 28068

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28068

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I was heading for a 1-star difficulty rating until I got to the bottom of the grid where I needed all the checkers (and a bit of investigoogling) to get 30a.… Read More

DT 28062

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28062

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

One of our regular Tuesday setters has a North American proclivity and this puzzle seems to be one of his or hers. We also have here a few idiomatic phrases which may make it a bit tricky for non-UK solvers.… Read More

DT 28056

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28056

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This one is not too tricky but very enjoyable. Do let us know how you fared and what you thought of it. A slightly unusual feature of the puzzle is that all the answers are single words with not a space or hyphen in sight.… Read More

DT 28050

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28050

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

It’s quite a relief to find the blog up and running this morning – massive thanks to BD for his herculean efforts over the past few days.

I don’t really like giving a puzzle one star for difficulty, because it’s probably a bit dispiriting for anyone who’s struggled with it.… Read More

DT 28044

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28044

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

There’s little to make the horses bolt today as it’s all pretty straightforward, although one cricket term may be new to some. Do let us know how you fared and what you thought of it.… Read More

DT 28038

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28038

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

For me this was an enjoyable puzzle although several of the surface readings (e.g. 21a) are somewhat disjointed. Do let us know how you fared and what you thought of it.… Read More

DT 28032

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28032

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

It’s a calm and tranquil morning in North Devon after the high winds that we had yesterday (during which my fence decided to go for a holiday into next door’s garden).… Read More