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 27835

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27835

Hints and tips by Gazza

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When I’m blogging I normally work out the Quickie pun first as a warm-up for the main event and today’s pun gave me hope that we were getting something a bit different in the back-page cryptic department.… Read More

DT 27829

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27829

Hints and tips by Gazza

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There’s nothing too fearsome in this puzzle – or do you disagree? Do let us know how you got on and give us your verdict.

If you click on any of the areas showing ‘Click here!’ you’ll see the actual answer so only do that if you find that my hint is inadequate.… Read More

DT 27823

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27823

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This was more of a sprint than a marathon but I enjoyed it and thought it was pretty good for a Tuesday. No pangram, no theme, no Nina – just a straight cryptic crossword.… Read More

DT 27817

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27817

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Good morning from North Devon on what is another dark, cold, wet and thoroughly miserable June day. My mood wasn’t lightened much by this puzzle. It has a plethora of proper nouns, including a mini Poets’ Corner in the SW quadrant.… Read More

DT 27811

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27811

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Today’s grid is tailor-made for a Nina around the periphery but as far as I can see there isn’t one (unless you are better at spotting them than I am).… Read More

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