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 27721

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27721

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

This puzzle wasn’t quite as easy as last Tuesday’s but it shouldn’t really detain anyone too long from moving on to the Toughie/getting to grips with the chores of the day (delete as appropriate).… Read More

DT 27715

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27715

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This shouldn’t really cause many problems – I can’t remember ever having blogged a puzzle which fell quite as much into the ‘read and write’ category. On the plus side all the wordplay is clear and fair and the puzzle should appeal to anyone starting out in cryptic solving.… Read More

DT 27709

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27709

Hints and tips by Gazza

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We have another typical Tuesday puzzle with not much to raise the blood pressure or have us rolling in the aisles. Do let us know how you got on and what you thought of it.… Read More

DT 27703

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27703

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

I think the seasoned withered old veterans of the cryptic world will find this a breeze. Less experienced solvers should get there with perseverance. The clueing is altogether fair and the checking letters assist throughout.… Read More

DT 27697

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27697

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

I don’t really subscribe to the current theory on the blog that back-page puzzles have got harder since 1st January but I have to concede that this one seems to me to be above average in terms of difficulty with some quite complicated wordplay (so I’ve given it four *).… Read More

DT 27691

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27691

Hints and tips by Gazza

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There is a literary flavour to today’s puzzle with two novelists and a novel featuring in the answers. I started off at a rate of knots but slowed down in the SE corner and needed all the checkers for what I thought was the trickiest clue, 21d.… Read More

DT 27685

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27685

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I didn’t enjoy this one a great deal – quite a few of the surfaces seemed clunky and didn’t make much sense and some of the definitions seemed a bit off.… Read More

DT 27680

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27680

Hints and tips by Gazza

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We have a fairly run-of-the-mill puzzle today with nothing that really stood out for me. Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More

DT 27674

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27674

Hints and tips by Gazza

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It’s always good practice for a setter to get his or her best clue in early because it gives the solver a warm feeling for the rest of the puzzle.… Read More

DT 27668

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27668

Hints and tips by Gazza

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As is usual for Tuesdays there is nothing too scary in today’s puzzle. Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More