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 27488

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27488

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs on a bright morning following overnight showers. Gazza has kindly agreed to swap with me, since I’m unavailable on Friday this week and next.

I found this quite tricky in places, with 14d the last one in.

DT 27482

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27482
Hints and tips by Gazza

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This is a pleasant puzzle with a few too many anagrams for my liking (33% of the clues if my counter is to be trusted). I would have finished it quicker if I hadn’t put the wrong answer in for 15d initially. When I read 26a I did wonder at first whether today’s Mr Ron was unmasking himself as the booted one slumming it on the back page, but if that were the case it would be a bit trickier – wouldn’t it?

DT 27476

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27476

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This is a fairly typical Tuesday puzzle with nothing too tricky to keep you from the business of the rest of the day. Do let us in on your solving experience.

DT 27470

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27470

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This is enjoyable but not too much of a stretch. I’m not keen on 17d and one of the homophones seems very dodgy to me. Do let us know what you thought of the puzzle and how you fared.

DT 27464

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27464

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I’d be surprised if any of our experienced solvers had any great difficulties today; I thought that this would be a good puzzle for someone learning about cryptic crosswords. Do tell us how you got on.

DT 27458

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27458

Hints and tips by Gazza

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There were a few trickier clues here than we normally get on a Tuesday, I thought. Do let us know whether you agree or whether it was a piece of cake for you.

DT 27452

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27452

Hints and tips by Gazza

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With a mini-theme based on today’s date this is a bit different from the usual Tuesday offerings. It was definitely above average in difficulty for me (especially the LH side) but I enjoyed the inventiveness of the clueing. So thanks to the Mysteron (I have an idea who it may be, but I’ll wait to see what you think).

DT 27446

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27446

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This seemed all very straightforward to me. What did you think?

DT 27440

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27440

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I thought that this was all pretty mechanical today with not a lot of laughs. Do let us know how you got on.

DT 27434

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27434

Hints and tips by Gazza

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We have a fairly benign puzzle from Mr Ron today. Do let us know how you got on.