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DT 30541

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30541
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

Another solid AP offering today. Largely straightforward though with a couple of trickier clues that perhaps made it slightly more difficult than yesterday. For me it didn’t hit the heights of last week’s puzzle but was still enjoyable.… Continue reading

DT 30535

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30535
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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BD Rating – Difficulty * –  Enjoyment ****

A wee bit of a chilly start to the day here in Harpenden but at least it’s not raining yet. No chance of golf today unfortunately as my course is back to carry only & my poorly shoulder won’t manage that.… Continue reading

DT 30529

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30529
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

A bit of a miserable start to the day here in Harpenden & there’s rain on the way so I’m pleased to have managed to get a game of golf in at Centurion yesterday.… Continue reading

DT 30523

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30523
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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

Rain overnight and a drab looking start to the day here in Harpenden. Can’t see any more of the wet stuff in the forecast so a walk later looks on the cards.… Continue reading

DT 30517

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30517
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

Looks like we’ve a wet one today so it’ll be another day of finding things to amuse myself with in order to put off attending to domestic chores.… Continue reading

DT 30511

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30511
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Looks like another cold one but at least the sun has just popped out here in Harpenden. I see the Telegraph’s guide (in Features today)  to a healthy 2024 advises exercising out in the cold for Feb having cut back on the booze during Jan.… Continue reading

DT 30481

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30,481
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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

Well it’s brightened up for the moment here in Harpenden but my weather app tells me there is more heavy stuff on the way so no repeat of yesterday’s lovely December day.… Continue reading

DT 30475

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30,475
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BD Rating – Difficulty */**  –  Enjoyment **/***

Another miserable rainy day of Stygian gloom here in Harpenden – give me crisp & cold any day providing there’s no white stuff – so it’s an opportunity to catch up on films at the cinema.… Continue reading

DT 30469

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30,469
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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BD Rating – Difficulty **  –  Enjoyment ***

Having hardly ventured out during yesterday’s thoroughly miserable day the sun is shining here in Harpenden today so an opportunity to catch up on some much needed exercise beckons.… Continue reading

DT 30463

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30,463
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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

Grey and overcast here but not much rain in the forecast so a good walk looks on the cards. The same grid for the third week on the bounce so we can safely assume it is an AP production.… Continue reading