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DT30639

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30,639
Hints and tips by Shabbo

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Good morning from sunny Sevilla.  Our second visit here and what a beautiful city.  The weather has been sensational, the architecture is stunning and the food and drink offer is first class. … Continue reading

DT 30638

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30638

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
A busy time for us as we have just returned from a trip to Wellington. Yesterday’s puzzles were solved in a hospital waiting room as Carol was having an eye cataract procedure. It all went perfectly and we stayed last night with family near Wellington.… Continue reading

Toughie 3285

Toughie No 3285 by Chalicea
Hints and tips by ALP

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A warm welcome back to Chalicea who’s been remarkably sparing with her magic dictionary today. She has, in fact, been typically kind. Good, honest entertainment and – as ever – plenty of smiles.

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DT 30637

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30637
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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Having successfully dodged the rain on the golf course yesterday it’s another dash to South Herts to see if we can manage to do so again today.… Continue reading

DT 30636

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30636

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from Almoradí where summer has now arrived.  We had 34°C yesterday and it’s staying around 20°C overnight. We had the A/C on to cool our bedroom last night before getting on the bed without a sheet over us.

I think today’s puzzle is by the same setter as the last one I blogged two weeks ago.  Like that puzzle it’s not too difficult and there’s a couple of gimmes and six anagrams to get you off to a good start. Again, I don’t think many of you will need these hints.
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