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ST 3042 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3042 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, starting on Friday morning with a temperature of minus 26 degrees, we have another blast of winter!  And, there is another storm about to leave the Eastern Maritime Provinces heading for .… Continue reading

DT 29281 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29281 (Hints)

The 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 2381

Toughie No 2381 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This is Elgar’s 142nd Telegraph Toughie. This is the number of a special vehicle featured in a remarkable story, now also a movie, and is referenced by a number of grid entries

As always, finding the definitions is half the battle – these are underlined for you in the clues below.… Continue reading

DT 29280

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29280

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a misty, frosty day.

One or two clues which gave me pause for thought in today’s puzzle, but nothing like the degree of difficulty we saw last week.… Continue reading

Toughie 2380

Toughie Cryptic No 2380 by Kcit

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

You do know what to expect when Kcit sets the ‘Toughie’ and this one was no exception. I’m not quite sure whether the number of picture opportunities he’s provided for the blogger makes up for the number of clues where we have to ‘remove a letter’ – certainly something I’d have flagged for attention if I’d been the test solver. … Continue reading

DT 29279

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29279

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. I didn’t quite know what to expect today but I don’t have much doubt that this crossword was set by Ray T – it doesn’t have all his trademark clues but I think there are enough of them to be fairly convincing.… Continue reading

ST 3040

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3040

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 26th January 2020

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

A tricky crossword – and it wasn’t just those of us who been at the Bash the day before who thought so

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Continue reading