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DT 29420

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29420

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa. Yes, I’m back again, pommers having graciously agreed to a swap of assignments so I can make myself available for a family celebration next week.… Continue reading

Toughie 2473

Toughie No 2473 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

 

This is Elgar’s 153rd Telegraph Toughie. You’ll notice a theme with a pattern of clues that begin ‘I ***** her’ (1,5,3), as a reference to this number.… Continue reading

DT 29418

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29418

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. As I write, the sun is shining for the first time for some days.

Nothing particularly difficult for me in today’s puzzle, though the checkers weren’t particularly helpful in deciding which of a few possibilities was the answer to 15a, my last one in.… Continue reading

DT 29417

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29417

Hints and tips by Xenathon of Athens

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from the heart of Downtown L I. As usual I have no idea who might have set today’s puzzle but it sure ain’t Mr T as his alter ego El Beamio is on Toughie duty today and the Quickie puzzle has more than one word per clue. I found this a bit like a RayT puzzle in that it was a testing solve with some clues needing teasing out carefully. Continue reading “DT 29417”

Toughie 2471

Toughie No 2471 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I got through this puzzle at a stately rather than brisk pace and I enjoyed unravelling it. The only vocabulary that was new to me was the 6d Buddhist movement (although I hadn’t come across the unusual spelling of 21d either).… Continue reading

DT 29416

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29416

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We must have just turned the corner with the seasons. Two shy daffodils have dared to burst into bloom in our garden. We think they are very foolhardy as it certainly still feels like winter to us.

We thought Jay has been gentle on us this week but all the fun is still there.… Continue reading