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 28062

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28062

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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

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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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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

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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

DT 28026

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28026

Hints and tips by Gazza

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It was lovely to see so many familiar and new faces at Little Venice on Saturday on what was a thoroughly enjoyable day.

We have another fairly straightforward Tuesday puzzle which is quite pleasant.… Read More

DT 28020

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28020

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This is a pretty straightforward puzzle from one of the Tuesday Mysterons. Do let us know how you fared and what you thought of it.

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 28014

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28014

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This was definitely a ‘read and write’ for me but it was enjoyable while it lasted. Do let us know how you fared and what you thought of it.… Read More

DT 28008

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28008

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This seemed to me a typical example of the puzzles we regularly get on Tuesdays. There’s nothing really wrong with it but it could benefit from a bit of sparkle.… Read More