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.

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27518

Hints and tips by Gazza

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It’s very pleasant weather and it’s nice to be able to sit outside to solve the crossword. There’s nothing really exceptional about this one (except possibly the enumeration of 12d). What did you think?

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27512

Hints and tips by Gazza

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We have a fairly typical Tuesday puzzle with nothing very obscure. I quite enjoyed it – how about you?

DT 27506

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27506

Hints and tips by Gazza

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We have a pretty straightforward puzzle today without much to get excited about. Do let us know what you thought and how you got on.

DT 27500

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27500

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I enjoyed this puzzle but when solving it I was struck by how dated the references are (the movie actor died in 1940, the Mitford girl died in 1948, the jazz pianist was at his peak in the 1940s and 1950s, the cartoon character didn’t survive into the 1960s and the Rolling Stones’ song was first recorded in 1966). Personally I don’t mind this at all – I have a better knowledge of the old times than I do of current ‘yoof’ culture – but is it the way to attract younger solvers? Your views on this and anything else are welcome as always.

DT 27494

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27494

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs on a damp, rainy morning – something of a contrast to the weather of the last week.

I found this puzzle from the Tuesday Mysteron to be pretty tricky in places, a definite *** difficulty for me.

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.