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DT 29880

Daily Telegraph Cryptic 29880

Hints and tips by pommers

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Hola from the Vega Baja on a very pleasant morning that’s unseasonably warm. Forecast to be 22°C this afternoon but cold and rain tomorrow so I’m making the most of it while I can.

The usual splendid Monday fare today. Mostly not too hard but with a few to cause a bit of head scratching.  Maybe it’s just me having an off day but I thought the head scratchers were a bit trickier than normal so I’ve gone for *** difficulty.  I’ll be interested to see if you agree.
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Toughie 2780

Toughie No 2780 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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Again, Osmosis intrigues us by omitting the highest scrabble scorers from his grid. Ten letters are missing. That includes an “L”, though, is that intentional? Is Osmosis setting himself new challenges?… Continue reading

DT 29878

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29878

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs. Happy New Year to all, and best wishes for the year ahead.

I found this a fairly gentle Friday puzzle to start the year.… Continue reading

DT 29873

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29873

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 1st Jan 2022

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Greetings from Kolkata. An amicable and straightforward Saturday puzzle from Chalicea that I enjoyed solving and thereafter writing a review of the same for your kind perusal and significant comments.
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Toughie 2779

Toughie No 2779 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Stephen L is lucky to have some sun in South Devon because here in the North of the County it’s a horribly wet, cold day.

It’s Firefly on duty today (thanks to him) and he’s given us a reasonably gentle puzzle including a fairly high anagram count.… Continue reading

DT 29877

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29877

Hints and tips by Stephen L

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Good morning all from a sunny South Devon.

As it’s my first blog of the year I’d like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022.

Our esteemed setter has given us a fine puzzle today, displaying his usual cunning and wit with brevity, Continue reading “DT 29877”

DT 29876

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29876

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

2022 has brought with it the summer weather that we have all been looking for. Temperatures have been in the high 20s and even pushing into the 30s in many parts of the country. We’re feeling sorry for our two eldest granddaughters who are about to start university and have just begun a holiday job picking cherries in Central Otago.… Continue reading

DT 29875

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29875

Hints and tips by Mr K

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Hello, everyone, Happy New Year, and welcome to the first Tuesday of 2022. Today's puzzle is definitely Tuesdayish, which about says it all.  Continue reading "DT 29875"