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DT 29576

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29576

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday. I thought there were a couple of interesting twists and turns in this puzzle, including the pesky four-letter 24d that was my last answer in. It was an enjoyable solve. I hope our compiler drops in later to claim it.  Continue reading "DT 29576"

EV 1470 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1470 (Hints)

Level Crossing by Hedge-sparrow

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Hedge-sparrow’s crosswords have been appearing regularly in the Listener series over the past 13 years and we have seen him in the Magpie, Inquisitor and Enigmatic Variations series too. Naturally, considering his pseudonym, birds have often featured in his grids – but not so this time. The Numpties found this crossword very tough indeed, but we hope our hints will help you reach an amusing conclusion. Continue reading “EV 1470 (Hints)”

ST 3091 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3091 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we continue to enjoy above seasonal average temperatures but that is not stopping some more of the fluffy white type of precipitation.

Keep staying safe everyone. 

For me, I thought Dada was quirky today generating some Groans rather than Hmms. … Continue reading

DT 29574 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29574 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

Hosted by Tilsit

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Greetings from damp and chilly Warrington. An OU tutorial this morning on German dialects and linguistic style is my treat for this morning, so the blog is a bit brief. Continue reading “DT 29574 (Hints)”

Toughie 2576

Toughie No 2576 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***/****Enjoyment ****

Sparks seems to have beer on the brain, which makes for an enjoyable puzzle. He often has a Nina of some kind, but today he spoils us with a pangram.… Continue reading

DT 29573

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29573

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs and another dull, grey day of lockdown.

In contrast to the last couple of Fridays, I rattled through today’s puzzle at some speed, hence the * marking.… Continue reading