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 28038

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28038

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

DT 28002

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28002

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I didn’t get a great deal of enjoyment from this one. Most of the clues were very straightforward with a number of old chestnuts. On the other hand, if you’re just starting out on cryptic crosswords then this is probably just the sort of puzzle you need, except that if you’re under forty you’ve probably never heard of the actress in 1d or the pianist in 4d.… Read More

DT 27996

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27996

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Wonders will never cease – the sun’s shining and there’s no rain this morning here in North Devon. I hope the same applies in those areas of the North of England which have been devastated by flooding and that those suffering there will be able to return to normal as soon as possible.… Read More

DT 27991

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27991

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I made swift progress through this one until I got to my last answer which was 6d. Even with two out of four checking letters in place I was getting nowhere until I remembered my earlier thought (on getting 25a and 16d) that the puzzle might be a pangram.… Read More

DT 27985

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27985

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This is a decent puzzle with a couple of long anagrams (which some people will like). I’m torn on the inclusion of an actor and actress both of whom died more than a quarter of a century ago – on the one hand they’re of my generation (and some current “celebs” would be unknown to me), but on the other hand is this the way to persuade young people that crosswords are not just for wrinklies?… Read More