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DT 29601

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29601

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Last weekend it was detected that some sneaky Covid 19 greeblies had managed to get through our strict border controls. The country immediately went into lockdown. Level 3 for Auckland and Level 2 for the rest of the country.… Continue reading

DT 29600

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29600

Hints and tips by Mr K

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

Hello, everyone. I felt today's offering was a step up in both difficulty and enjoyment. I finished the grid fill with a couple of answers still to be parsed, and both turned out to be fine examples of disguise and misdirection rather than complexity or obscurity. Just as it should be on a Tuesday. I'd be happy to blog more puzzles like this one. I do admire the willpower of compilers who are able to read all the comments on these pages about their handiwork and then say nothing in response. I hope that today's setter isn't like that. Continue reading "DT 29600"

DT 29599

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29599

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa, where the situation is beginning to look somewhat more positive. Weatherwise, we have been experiencing a run of extremely cold temperatures — but, thankfully, no where near the brutal conditions being faced by Senf further to the west.… Continue reading

Toughie 2592

Toughie No 2592 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A most pleasant puzzle by Sparks with some geography and a touch of GK. And, of course, a most pleasing Nina

Definitions are underlined as always and indicators are italicized.… Continue reading

DT 29597

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29597

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where the day began with a brief display by ‘rosy-fingered Dawn’ which has now faded to grey.

There was nothing particularly tricky for me in this morning’s puzzle, though I suspect I can hear Brian warming up for another diatribe about ‘religious’ content!… Continue reading

DT 29592

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29592

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 6th February 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I found this quite enjoyable and tricky to parse in places.

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Toughie 2590

Toughie No 2590 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Thanks to Hudson for a very enjoyable puzzle which wasn’t too tricky but contains some great clues and produced a number of chuckles. There are a couple of references which may be more difficult for non-UK solvers.… Continue reading

DT 29595

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29595

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Our spell of beautiful fine weather has been briefly interrupted by a very welcome short period of rain. Forecast tells us we will be back to fine again tomorrow.

A busy day for us as it started off at the hospital for a laser operation to treat glaucoma in one of Colin’s eyes.… Continue reading