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DT 30664

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30664

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty **** Enjoyment **

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Friday. I thought that there was quite a lot of complex and convoluted wordplay lurking in this puzzle, so if that’s your thing you likely enjoyed it. Sadly, all my available blogging time today went towards unscrambling the wordplay, so there was no time left to search for pics. I will try to remedy that next week.  Continue reading "DT 30664"

DT 30659 (full review)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30659

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 6th July 2024

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. A nice, straightforward Saturday puzzle from NYDK that I enjoyed solving and thereafter writing a review of the same for your kind perusal and valuable feedback.
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Toughie 3303

Toughie No 3303 by Kcit
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Kcit’s turn has come round again – thanks to him. I didn’t find a lot of sparkle here and the large number of ‘delete last letter’ constructs does make blogging a bit wearisome.

There is a bit of a theme here identified in 26a though I’m pretty sure I’ve not found all the elements.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you liked about the puzzle.
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DT 30663

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30663
Hints and tips by Shabbo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

A beautiful, calm and sunny morning here – all very serene in contrast to the edge-of-seat excitement of the football last night.  What price for a hat trick of England wins over the weekend in cricket, football and rugby? … Continue reading

DT 30662

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30662

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We’re having another spell of our favourite winter weather. Cold frosty mornings gradually warming to fine clear sunny days. Today is a perfect example of one of these so we were well togged up in our woollies for our brisk walk this morning.… Continue reading