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DT 29405

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29405

Hints and tips by Wilson, Keppel and Betty

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the bottom of the barrel. Our new home where I am waiting for DPS to bring my new HiFi system having donated my old one to a worthy cause in the L.I. boondocks. Had I realised just how much high end HiFi would cost I may not have been so altruistic. As usual ‘Don’t tell Sharon’. Continue reading “DT 29405”

ST 3061

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3061

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 21st June 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! When I came to review this I realised I hadn’t quite finished it with a cuppa before an early Sunday morning round of golf which makes it at least a *** for difficulty and a fair degree of emjoyment for me.. Continue reading “ST 3061”

Toughie 2463

Toughie No 2463 by Serpent

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

There’s not a lot to worry the horses today, though I couldn’t see any reason for the capital letters in 22a and 18d.

Do leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of the puzzle.

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DT 29404

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29404

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

The new month has brought in winter with a vengeance. There is some sunshine but a biting Southerly wind and fresh snow on the ranges to our East combine to keep us well and truly chilled.

Fortunately, we've got the wood-burner and the regular crosswords to keep us warm and diverted.… Continue reading

Toughie 2462

Toughie No 2462 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

The first part of 5 Across and the definition of 28 Across were new to me, but both were both derivable from the clue. Continue reading “Toughie 2462”

DT 29403

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29403

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone.  It's Tuesday again and unsurprisingly we have a pretty standard Tuesday puzzle.  No idea who might have set this one.  Any suggestions? Continue reading "DT 29403"

DT 29402

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29402

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa, where the weather remains unsettled. While I solved this puzzle, a violent thunderstorm raged outside dumping torrential amounts of welcome rain on my parched garden.… Continue reading

Toughie 2461

Toughie No 2461 by Zandio

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Slow to start but then progressed smoothly as the checkers started coming in. Some lovely clues made this an enjoyable solve

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DT 29400

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29400

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where the temperature was still over 20° when I solved this crossword after midnight last night. This morning we may have a thunderstorm.… Continue reading

DT 29395

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29395

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 20th June 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

It was obvious fairly early on to guess which setter was responsible for this Saturday Prize Puzzle, Continue reading “DT 29395”