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Toughie 1916

Toughie No 1916 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

A big warm hello to you all.  We have a Dada puzzle in today’s Toughie slot, and it’s everything I’ve come to expect from him.  A little trickier than the Toughies we often start the week with, but repaying the extra thought with extra smiles.… Read More

DT 28584

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28584

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, everyone.  I found today’s puzzle easier going that the crosswords that we’ve faced on recent Tuesdays.  It was a most pleasant solve, due in part to several clues that had very smooth surface readings.… Read More

DT 28583

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28583

Hints and tips by Miffypops the Vanatic

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from the blissful heart of downtown LI where sensible people are slumbering peacefully. Your blogger as usual has woken early and found today’s newspaper ready to download and a fresh cryptic crossword puzzle awaiting completion.… Read More

Toughie 1915

Toughie No 1915 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Managed to get this done before the school run, which surprised me at the time as I thought I was doing a proXimal, which normally takes me longer.… Read More

DT 28581

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28581

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good morning from South Staffs on a grey and blustery day.

Once again I found nothing particularly difficult or obscure in today’s Giovanni, and fairly rattled through it.… Read More

DT 28576

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28576

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 4th November 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I solved this on the train to London opposite two very chatty foreign students who were discussing the ways of pronouncing English words with letter sounds such as Y or W as these sounds differed in their native (Danish and Dutch) languages,  thus making it  a little difficult for me  to concentrate on the crossword.… Read More

Toughie 1914

Toughie No 1914 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I had difficulty getting on the right wavelength today and took longer than I perhaps should have done. I then had problems parsing the last couple of answers.… Read More

DT 28580

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28580

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning all and welcome to what is definitely not a RayThursday.  I have no idea who the setter might be but it’s certainly not RayT and it won’t be Shamus as he’s in the Toughie slot today. … Read More

ST2923

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2923

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 29th October 2017

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

Some commenters wondered whether this was a Virgilius production but it does have a lurker and the usual dependence on inserting something into something else, so I’m going to disagree with them and say it was him just as it is every Sunday.… Read More

Toughie 1913

Toughie No 1913 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Just how many posthumous puzzles did Petitjean leave us? Here’s hoping that there are many more to come.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of it.… Read More