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ST 3125

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3125

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 12 Sep 2021

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

Greetings from Kolkata. I loved solving the Sunday puzzle excellently set by Dada and thereafter writing a full review for your kind perusal and valuable feedback. Continue reading “ST 3125”

Toughie 2717

Toughie No 2717 by Robyn

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

 Good morning from the bottom of the Barrel where the Cornish sun which has followed us home is shining brightly and calling us out into the garden. Today’s puzzle has been set by Robyn Continue reading “Toughie 2717”

DT 29786

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29786

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday. I'm busy making slides for a program review on Thursday, so less time than usual was available to search for amusing pictures to illustrate clues or answers. Which is a shame because this nice puzzle deserves great pictures. It feels to me like the work of our friend X-Type.  Continue reading "DT 29786"

DT 29785

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29785

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where summer is slowly drawing to a close. We’re forecast rain for tomorrow and temperatures not reaching 30°C but then normal service is due to return for a few days.

Today we have the usual Monday elegance but perhaps a little on the easier side of the spectrum of difficulty. Well, I thought it so but no doubt many of you will disagree.
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EV 1505 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1505 (Hints)

Two Straight Lines by Piccadilly

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Piccadilly’s last EV crossword was ‘Boricahf’, where we had to solve a Playfair square to find three types of spaniel, so you know that you can expect something unusual.

Preamble:  Each set of clues is presented in alphabetic order of its answers, to be entered where they will fit in one of the four identical quadrants.Continue reading

DT 29784 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29784 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

Hosted by Tilsit

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Good morning from Warrington, where it’s a dull overcast day. Thanks to Gazza for holding the fort last week. Continue reading “DT 29784 (Hints)”

DT 29783

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29783

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where the morning sun is peeping through the clouds.

For me, this was reasonably straightforward. Whether others find it so will depend to some extent on the GK elements falling within their comfort zone.… Continue reading

DT 29778

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29778

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 11th Sep 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. A very nice and gentle Saturday puzzle from the setter. I feel highly pleased to present to you a full review of the same for your kind perusal and precious feedback. Continue reading “DT 29778”

Toughie 2715

Toughie No 2715 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

There’s a theme in this Toughie with a number of synonyms of the answer to 8d. Thanks to Firefly.

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