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Hints and tips for completing Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

Toughie 1918

Toughie No 1918 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

A pleasant puzzle from Samuel with some nice clues. It is possibly over-anagrammed and it does contain the now seemingly obligatory homophone designed to raise a few hackles.… Read More

ST 2924

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2924

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 5th November 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

The perfect level of difficulty for someone who’d had a tiring time in London the day before. My favourite was 5d.… Read More

DT 28586

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28586

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Ottawa where we have been experiencing a rather lovely autumn although the forecast tells us that a bit of nasty weather is in the offing.

There is no doubt about the creator of this puzzle.… Read More

Toughie 1917

Toughie No 1917 by Myops

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

We haven’t had a Myops puzzle for a very long time – as far as I can see his last was Toughie number 1145 on 28th February 2014 – so welcome back to him.… Read More

DT 28585

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28585

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.                
The seasons here changed while we were away in India. When we left everything was still very wet after an exceptionally damp winter. We came home to early summer conditions with some areas even looking quite dry.… Read More

Toughie 1916

Toughie No 1916 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

A big warm hello to you all.  We have a Dada puzzle in today’s Toughie slot, and it’s everything I’ve come to expect from him.  A little trickier than the Toughies we often start the week with, but repaying the extra thought with extra smiles.… Read More

DT 28584

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28584

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, everyone.  I found today’s puzzle easier going that the crosswords that we’ve faced on recent Tuesdays.  It was a most pleasant solve, due in part to several clues that had very smooth surface readings.… Read More

DT 28583

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28583

Hints and tips by Miffypops the Vanatic

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from the blissful heart of downtown LI where sensible people are slumbering peacefully. Your blogger as usual has woken early and found today’s newspaper ready to download and a fresh cryptic crossword puzzle awaiting completion.… Read More

Rookie Corner – 188

A Puzzle by AKMild

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ST 2925 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2925 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where the rivers are already freezing over! Although, it will be a while before the ice fisherman are allowed to start.

And, a very happy birthday to Cryptic Sue!… Read More