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DT 29283

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29283

Hints and tips by Mr K

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Hello, everyone.  Nice solid Tuesday puzzle today.  Since this intro is going to be long, I'll move straight to the important bits.  Continue reading "DT 29283"

DT 29282

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29282

Hints and tips by Elsie Longstaff

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

I felt that I was being transported back in time to meet a former Prime Minister from a couple of centuries ago. Then a playwright, a pair of dancers and a singer from way back in the last century. Continue reading “DT 29282”

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

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

Toughie 2379

Toughie No 2379 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I found this one surprisingly gentle for a Hudson puzzle but very enjoyable. I thought at one stage that we were getting a mini-theme on types of verse but I don’t suppose that two is sufficient even for the most minuscule theme.… Continue reading

DT 29278

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29278

Hints and tips by KiwiColin

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A solo flight again this week. Grand-parental duties being the excuse.

While we have been enjoying warm dry conditions lately, further south, in the lower portion of the South Island where we were camping almost a year ago, they have been having torrential rain causing considerable flooding with lots of roads washed out and people needing helicopter evacuations.… Continue reading

Toughie 2378

Toughie No 2378 by Donnybrook

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Donnybrook makes it simple today with a mix of easy clues with even easier ones, with 10a being the only clue that would have been out-of-place in a backpage puzzle.

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