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DT 30616

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No Crossword 30616

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty **** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Friday. I found it tricky to gain a foothold in this puzzle’s grid, perhaps because there are a lot of answers with unchecked first letters and that’s combined with a low anagram count. But the struggle was worth it because there were several smile-inducing penny-drop moments encountered on the way to a fully solved puzzle.  Continue reading "DT 30616"

DT 30611 (full review)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30611

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 11th May 2024

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Kolkata. A nice, straightforward Saturday puzzle from NY Doorknob that I enjoyed solving and thereafter writing a review of the same for your kind reading and significant feedback.… Continue reading

Toughie 3271

Toughie No 3271 by Silvanus
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Silvanus has given us a very entertaining pangram. Thanks to him.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you liked about the puzzle.
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DT30615

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30,615
Hints and tips by Shabbo

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

 

I found this tricky in parts, with lots of word building which kept me on my toes.  This is definitely not the work of RayT, so over to you, dear reader, to hazard a guess at who our compiler is today.… Continue reading

DT 30614

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30614

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearo.
We’ve got an overcast grey day here with occasional drizzle. The allure of the outdoors is somewhat lower than often but perfect weather for sitting down with a crossword or two.
A few tricky bits to delay the solve a little today and plenty to keep us smiling too.… Continue reading

Toughie 3269

Toughie No 3269 by Musaeus
Hints and tips by ALP

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

It seems, as ever, preposterous for me to be critiquing a pro – today of all days! But here we go. This really grew on me. Very gentle in the main and ever-so gentle up top.
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DT 30613

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30613
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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

Not Quickie Pun required but distinctly cooler & depressingly soggy here in Harpenden today. Hopefully it will have all moved away by tomorrow & I’ll get a game of golf in now that I’ve been reunited with my sticks.… Continue reading