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DT 28633

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28633

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. I’m not in any doubt at all that today’s crossword was set by RayT. I thought it was fairly straightforward, for him, but as usual I’m more than happy for anyone or everyone to disagree – I find it hard to judge difficulty and enjoyment when I know I’m doing the hints.… Read More

Toughie 1949

Toughie No 1949 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

What a great legacy of puzzles Petitjean left us. This one is right up there in the enjoyment stakes and my only gripe is that it was all over a bit too quickly.… Read More

DT 28632

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28632

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.     
Our dry spell has been broken and we have at last had some rain. Just a moderate amount where we are but some parts of the country have had a lot more than they wanted.… Read More

Toughie 1948

Toughie No 1948 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Greetings from Dorset, where I’ve been enjoying some quality sleep and kitty treats.  (I’m not sure who is enjoying the string and laser pointer antics more: me or Willow!)

I didn’t know the identity of the setter when I solved this, and was torn between Dada and another (who I won’t name). … Read More

DT 28631

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28631

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, everyone.  This took me longer to solve and parse than yesterday’s puzzle, but in hindsight I’m not quite sure why.  Perhaps it was all the nice surfaces disguising the wordplay, or perhaps it was just that wavelength thing. 

In the hints below underlining identifies precise definitions and cryptic definitions, and most indicators are italicized.  The answers will be revealed by clicking on the ANSWER buttons.  In some hints hyperlinks provide additional explanation or background.  Clicking on a picture will usually enlarge it.  Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.… Read More

DT 28630

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28630

Hints and tips by Grandad Mark – Yay, Yay, Yay

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good Morning and happy new year from the heart of Downtown LI. Thanks to Kath for volunteering to stand in for me last week.… Read More

DT 28629 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28629 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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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.… Read More

Toughie 1947

Toughie No 1947 by Myops

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I haven’t had the pleasure of blogging a Myops puzzle before, and I hope we see more. It seems he was a regular contributor more than 10 years ago, then he had Toughie 1917 appear last November (blogged by Gazza).  … Read More

DT 28628

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28628

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning and Happy New Year from a damp South Staffs.

I shall be interested to see what the reaction is to today’s Giovanni. I was held up in the SW corner but still managed ** time.… Read More

DT 28623

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28623

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 30th December 2017

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

An enjoyable Saturday Prize Puzzle

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. You can also add your assessment by selecting from one to five stars at the bottom of the post.… Read More