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 27805

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27805

Hints and tips by Gazza

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An early posting from me today as I’m off to get the train to London, where I hope to see many of you at the S&B gathering later on.… Read More

DT 27799

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27799

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs. I’m not available on Friday this week, so Gazza has kindly agreed to swap, leaving me with this pretty straightforward puzzle from the Tuesday Mysteron.… Read More

DT 27793

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27793

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This is pretty straightforward and would be a good introduction for anyone starting out on cryptic crosswords. The only clue which held me up a bit was 17d where I needed all the checking letters.… Read More

DT 27787

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27787

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This shouldn’t be too strenuous or stressful – do let us know what you made of it and how you got on. If you’re a long-term, or even short-term, lurker and haven’t yet plucked up the courage to introduce yourself, today would be an excellent day to take the bull by the horns and make a comment – on the whole we’re a pretty friendly lot and we won’t bite.… Read More

DT 27781

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27781

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I thought that this was a bit meatier than we usually get on Tuesdays and I enjoyed it (or possibly I’m just in a good mood because of the lovely weather we’re enjoying).… Read More

DT 27775

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27775

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I thought that this was a fairly typical Tuesday puzzle with nothing too tricky or too exciting. Do let us have your verdict.

If you click on any of the areas showing ‘Click here!’ you’ll see the actual answer so only do that as a last resort.… Read More

DT 27769

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27769

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This is a pretty straightforward puzzle from the Tuesday Mr Ron who is keen on American names and references. Do let us know your thoughts.

If you click on any of the areas showing ‘Click here!’ you’ll see the actual answer so only do that as a last resort.… Read More

DT 27763

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27763

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I probably took longer than I should have to solve this puzzle because when I’d finished I couldn’t see why I’d been held up. I put it all down to a night of little sleep including getting up to check that the loud noises from outside were just dustbins and other bits and pieces being blown around rather than my roof being torn off.… Read More

DT 27757

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27757

Hints and tips by Gazza

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We crossword solvers are a demanding lot – we want a puzzle that puts up a bit of a fight, ideally gives us a couple of laughs but finally submits so that we get a sense of achievement.… Read More

DT 27751

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27751

Hints and tips by Gazza

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On the plus side most of the clues here are concise with smooth surface readings, but it doesn’t really put up much of a challenge. I know that the puzzles are meant to get harder as the week progresses so we can’t complain too much about the Tuesday one being pretty easy, but even so I finished this with a vague sense of being short-changed.… Read More