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Toughie 2721

Toughie no 2721 by Donnybrook

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Tuesdays puzzles seem to have become tougher of late. Donnybrook has tested my resolve today. As usual checkers came to the rescue, or was it wavelength? No it’s checkers. Always checkers Continue reading “Toughie 2721”

DT 29792

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29792

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday. I enjoyed the neat misdirection in today's puzzle where words looking like they should be part of the definition turned out to be part of the wordplay. Nicely done, setter.  Continue reading "DT 29792"

DT 29789

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29789

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs with a cloudy start to the day.

Today’s puzzle took me just into my *** time, but writing the hints for some of the clues took me longer than usual – there were several where getting the answer was not particularly difficult, but explaining the parsing was trickier.… Continue reading

DT 29784

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29784

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 18th September 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Cephas provided a short-lived pangram for this week’s Saturday Prize Puzzle Continue reading “DT 29784”

Toughie 2719

Toughie No 2719 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle is great fun without being too tricky. Thanks to Hudson.

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

DT 29788

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29788

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from Barrel where life is continuing to replicate our recent holiday in Cornwall. The sun shines. The food and drink are superb and not much gets in the way of our leisure. Today’s puzzle has a good set of entry point clues to get you going and a couple of stretchers to slow down your journey to the finishing post. Continue reading “DT 29788”

DT 29787

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29787

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Last week Jay had put his alternate hat on and featured as Logman in the Toughie slot and we had a puzzle by NY Doorknob (alias Donnybrook) to entertain us. Think we can safely assume that things are back to normal again now and this one is by Jay.… Continue reading