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DT 29853

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29853

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

So much for the approaching summer that we have been talking about. The last several days have been very wet with temperatures several degrees lower than we expect at this time of the year. Just hope that it doesn’t stick around to upset people’s Christmas holiday plans.Continue reading

Toughie 2761

Toughie No 2761 by Donnybrook

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Chris M rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

A Toughie on the easier side of difficulty today. Quite enjoyable while it lasted. Just right for those feeling brave enough to start tackling toughies. Continue reading “Toughie 2761”

DT 29852

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29852

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday. Today we have a nicely constructed puzzle with no obscure vocabulary or general knowledge required in the solve. I enjoyed it. Continue reading "DT 29852"

Toughie 2760

Toughie No 2760 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

There is a Nina, explained in a message from Elgar below. Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. I’m off to Edinburgh today to visit my son at University, please forgive any lack of response.… Continue reading

DT 29849

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29849

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a damp, grey December morning.

I thought today’s puzzle was about average for a Friday, though some stretched synonyms in the wordplay held me up at times.… Continue reading

Toughie 2759

Toughie No 2759 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

It’s a pleasure to get a visit from Silvanus to Thursday Toughie territory. This one is not too tricky but very entertaining.

Thanks to Silvanus.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of the puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 29848

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29848

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the lobby of The Imperial Hotel Blackpool. Surely the coldest and windiest place on planet earth. Blackpool that is, not the hotel lobby. Continue reading “DT 29848”