DT 29098

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29098

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty **** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello everyone, and welcome to Tuesday.  Today we have a very enjoyable puzzle that feels a lot like the work of Telegraph crossword editor Chris Lancaster.  Additional evidence for that attribution is the appearance of 9a, which won the clue writing competition in the February Puzzles Site newsletter - congratulations to Michael Lloyd-Jones for that accomplishment.

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DT 29097

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29097

Miffypops returns

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Due to the site being updated our guest reviewer Tarzan of the Apes has had to be stood down for this week as Miffypops returns to his rightful spot to review a jolly nice puzzle which wasn’t at all taxing but raised a few smiles along the way. The gutting of the new house is coming along at a great pace. The gas fires and gas cooker come out tomorrow. I wonder how long it will take me to fit the new kitchen. Watch this space. Continue reading “DT 29097”

ST 3011 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3011 (Hints)

Hints and Tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where we have experienced the driest (and it’s nothing to do with beer consumption) first half of the year since records began in 1873 with rainfall around 40% of ‘normal.’ Continue reading “ST 3011 (Hints)”

Toughie 2258

Toughie No 2258 by Zandio

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This is the first Zandio puzzle I’ve had the pleasure of blogging. The right-hand side went in easily enough but I struggled in SW. I’m still not sure about 26a, so if you have any thoughts on that, please share. … Continue reading >

DT 29095

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29095

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a fine, sunny day.

A reasonably straightforward puzzle from Giovanni this week, with all of the usual features we get from the Friday master.… Continue reading >

DT 29090

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29090

A full review by Gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 29th June 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This Prize Puzzle pangram provided a pleasant but short-lived solving experience. Typing the review reveals several ways of using the letter O and two different meanings for den

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