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DT 29359

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29359
The Saturday Crossword Club

BD Rating – Difficulty**Enjoyment **

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Until the Telegraph resumes the award of prizes for the Saturday puzzles, this post, and tomorrow’s, will be just like the Monday to Friday posts, with hints for every clue and revealable answers.  BD


A workmanlike puzzle which, while not quite read-and-write, for me was not far off.  Perhaps you think differently – if so please let me know with a comment. Continue reading “DT 29359”

Toughie 2433

Toughie No 2433 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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A solid puzzle by Osmosis although I was put off slightly by not quite understanding 17a. It was my last one in and I assumed (correctly) that I needed an X, but that was just fortuitous as I don’t actually see a pangram today.… Continue reading

DT 29358

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29358

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs on the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Not much celebration as the current war on the virus drags on, and nothing thematic in the crossword either.… Continue reading

DT 29357

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29357

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Good morning from Lockdown L I. Where Saint Sharon and I are enjoying an enforced retirement with pay. Although we have nothing to do and all day to do it, it is surprising just what can be achieved with a little effort here and there. The interior of our house in Leicestershire (It’s not Warwickshire Sharon) is nearly finished so I have begun an ambitious landscaping project in the garden. That should be fun with my knees. At least I have plenty of alcohol to see me through. Continue reading “DT 29357”

Toughie 2431

Toughie No 2431 by Gila

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Thanks to Gila for a pleasant puzzle which was enjoyable but not too tough.

Do leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of the puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 29356

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29356

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

The last few days have ushered in winter for us. There have been strong southerly winds bringing showers and some heavy rain. There is even a light fall of snow on the ranges to the east of us. This morning however dawned clear and calm and we can expect these conditions to last until the end of the week.… Continue reading

Toughie 2430

Toughie No 2430 by Dada

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I found this to be an excellent Toughie with the only obscurity for me being the biochemical compound, which was easily derived from the wordplay and rang a bell in the back of my mind when I had solved it.

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DT 29355

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29355

Hints and tips by Mr K

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Hello, everyone.  Seven days since my last blog, so it must be Tuesday.  Today we have a puzzle that I thought came from the more straightforward end of the Tuesday spectrum.  Those seeking a stiffer challenge might find it over on the other side, where Dada has crafted a very enjoyable and original Toughie.  Continue reading "DT 29355"

DT 29354

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29354

Hints and tips by Falcon

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Greetings from Ottawa where spring has finally made its belated appearance. The city will soon be awash in colourful beds of tulips in full bloom — the bulbs being an annual gift from the people of the Netherlands in gratitude for Canadian troops having liberated their country at the end of the Second World War.… Continue reading

DT 29353

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29353
The Saturday Crossword Club
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Until the Telegraph resumes the award of prizes for the Saturday puzzles, this post, and tomorrow’s, will be just like the Monday to Friday posts, with hints for every clue and revealable answers.  BD


Good morning from Warrington, on one of those neither one thing or another days, where the weather can’t make its mind up what it wants to do. Continue reading “DT 29353”