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NTSPP – 389

NTSPP – 389

A Puzzle by Alchemi

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DT 28486 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28486 (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.

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Toughie 1851

Toughie No 1851 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Thankfully a not-over-the-top-difficult puzzle from proXimal. My top half seemed to go in fairly smoothly, then I slowed down considerably as I sank towards the bottom. I still managed to finish in just over what is 3* time for me, with several smiles along the way.… Read More

DT 28485

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28485

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good morning from South Staffs, where the sun is trying to beak through the early morning cloud.

Nothing too frightening from Giovanni this morning, and I at least was helped by the number of clues with a local reference.… Read More

DT 28480

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28480

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 15th July

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

Morning All! I found this a good test on the day with some very nice and decieving clues.
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Toughie 1850

Toughie No 1850 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I was delighted to discover that it was a Micawber day because it’s over a year since I last had the pleasure of blogging one of his puzzles.… Read More

ST 2907

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2907

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 9thd July

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Thank you to Virgilius for another fine Sunday puzzle, my favourite clue was 13a

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. … Read More

DT 28484

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28484

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa where we have endured an incredibly wet spring and summer to date. However, we may have finally turned the corner and hopefully dryer weather is ahead.… Read More

Toughie 1849

Toughie No 1849 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Petitjean continues to entertain us with no hint that the store of puzzles he left for us is coming to an end – long may they continue. There are a couple of sporting references which may cause problems for some but I found this one fairly gentle.… Read More

DT 28483

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28483

Hints and tips by ShropshireLad

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

Good Morning and welcome to the Wednesday Blog which I have the privilege of doing whilst our 2Ks are on holiday. This is a lovely puzzle as you would expect from Jay, although it is at the very easy end of his difficulty spectrum.… Read More