Toughie 1744

Toughie 1744 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Greetings from sunny South Kensington, currently the domain of two purring kitties.  Excalibur today brings us a mostly straightforward crossword which I enjoyed solving.

The definitions are underlined in the clues below, and you’ll find the answers inside the all boxes.… Read More

DT 28326

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28326

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello everyone. I found today’s offering somewhat easier than yesterday’s tussle with Rufus but certainly no less enjoyable. We have fewer anagrams this week, leaving room for some rather clever and elegant clueing of the longer answers.… Read More

DT 28325

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28325

Hints and tips by unconcatenaceous Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

I did say I would return to normal service today. Thanks to Rufus for a fun puzzle and an opportunity to provide so much musical joy. The song at 7d surely cannot fail to please anybody so long as they are not from United Airlines.… Read More

Rookie Corner – 145

A Puzzle by Webb

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ST 2882 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2882 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”.… Read More

NTSPP – 362

NTSPP – 362

A Puzzle by Knut

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DT 28324 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28324 (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 1743

Toughie No 1743 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Another excellent puzzle from Notabilis with his trademark precision cluing – I enjoyed the down-specific indicators, exact instructions, clever definitions and clean anagrams. I was surprised it was all over for me in 2* time with 8d and 21d being the last to parse.… Read More

DT 28323

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28323

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where there’s a dusting of overnight snow, but nothing to cause any great problems.

As usual, Giovanni requires us to have a certain amount of general knowledge to solve today’s puzzle, and there are some less common words.… Read More

DT 28318

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28318

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 7 January

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

 

Another Saturday, another Prize Puzzle, the only hold up for many of us being putting the wrong ‘underground deposit’ in 12d and then finding that 22a “wouldn’t work”

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