Category Archives: Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

Toughie 1884

Toughie No 1884 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Ahoy there me hearties! Ready yer sea legs and set sail aboard the good ship Toughie, captained by MynoT, with your Kitty attempting to navigate.  I found this about right for this stage in the proceedings: on the Toughie scale but at the easier end of it, and enjoyed writing the hints over a breakfast of toast, beans and cackle fruit. … Read More

DT 28536

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28536

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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[Jump to Across or Down Hints, Quickie Pun, or CommentsHello, everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday back-pager.  I can’t think of much to say about this puzzle beyond labelling it solid.  It offers a variety of clue types and difficulty-wise it’s about right for a Tuesday, but I didn’t find a huge amount of sparkle.… Read More

DT 28535

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28535

Hints and tips by a reinvigorated Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good Morning. Saint Sharon and I are back in Downtown LI after our trip to Uptown LA. We now need a holiday to recover but Big Dave wanted me back behind the Mule as soon as possible so here are today’s hints, tips ramblings and illustrations.… Read More

Rookie Corner – 180

A Puzzle by Mucky

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MPP 064 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 064

September 2017

A Puzzle by Radler

 

The first names of ten characters from two literary groups (having 12 members in total) are included in the completed grid. Each name is either part of an answer, or is formed at the intersection of two horizontally or vertically adjacent answers. Who’s missing?

The two literary groups are, of course, the Famous Five (Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog) and the Secret Seven (Pam, Janet, Jack, George, Barbara, Peter and Colin).… Read More

ST 2917 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2917 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – Mother Nature continues to confuse us and herself, a record 34.8 degrees on Tuesday, 11 degrees and rain on Friday, and 9 degrees and rain yesterday.

For me, after a slightly slow start, Virgilius is in a benevolent frame of mind today, maybe it was the Dalwhinnie, giving us another very enjoyable puzzle, the usual handful of anagrams, including partials, and two lurkers, including one of 13 letters!… Read More

NTSPP – 397

NTSPP – 397

A Puzzle by Gazza

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DT 28534 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28534 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.… Read More

Toughie 1883

Toughie No 1883 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I always enjoy blogging a Notabilis puzzle because I know it will be high quality. Today I worked my way around clockwise starting in NE. NW was my last quadrant and it seemed a little harder to me.… Read More

DT 28533

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28533

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs.

The top half of today’s puzzle from Giovanni went in at high speed, then I slowed a little before completing the bottom half, but still finished in ** time.… Read More