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DT 27462 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27462 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Crossword Club

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There’s still time to enter the April Prize Puzzle – can you solve the mystery?

As Big Dave appears to have been held up in posting the usual hints, here is something to keep you going. As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

Toughie 1169

Toughie No 1169 by Beam

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Greetings from the Calder Valley. When I was wondering who I was going to face today, I have to say the last person I would have expected was Ray T but we have a pleasant Friday challenge that won’t stretch the mind like most Friday Toughies. However, it was fun to tackle and full of the hallmarks of a Ray T puzzle, no hyphenated or multiple word answers and the odd risqué clue.

DT 27461

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27461
Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a brightish Spring morning.

The usual sprinkling of lesser-known words this morning from Giovanni, but nothing from Scripture. Comfortably ** difficulty for me.

Toughie 1168

Toughie No 1168 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I enjoyed this puzzle which I thought was somewhat more difficult than Kcit puzzles normally are. It was still fairly straightforward and, unlike last week, there were no problems in sorting out the wordplay. The diagram with its four isolated corners probably added to the difficulty although it was nice not to be held up by tricky four-letter answers

DT 27460

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27460

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

The only problem I had today was the minute or so that I spent on the wordplay for 13 down before the penny dropped. This lifted the difficulty to just inside a two-star rating.

Toughie 1167

Toughie No 1167 by Sparks

I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

The most difficulty I had in this enjoyable puzzle was in working out some of the wordplay (especially 26a).

DT 27459

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27459

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

A straightforward puzzle, enjoyable as always from Jay, to whom thanks. A <1.5*/3* for difficulty/enjoyment.

Toughie 1166

Toughie No 1166 by MynoT

Over, Under, Sideways, Down

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A fairly benign offering from Mynot, which features apposite answers on the four sides.

DT 27458

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27458

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

There were a few trickier clues here than we normally get on a Tuesday, I thought. Do let us know whether you agree or whether it was a piece of cake for you.

DT 27457

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27457

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This caused me no problems today hence the difficulty rating. It was still very enjoyable as usual. Sharon and I would like to thank you all for your kind words and thoughts last week.