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DT 29786

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29786

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday. I'm busy making slides for a program review on Thursday, so less time than usual was available to search for amusing pictures to illustrate clues or answers. Which is a shame because this nice puzzle deserves great pictures. It feels to me like the work of our friend X-Type.  Continue reading "DT 29786"

DT 29785

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29785

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where summer is slowly drawing to a close. We’re forecast rain for tomorrow and temperatures not reaching 30°C but then normal service is due to return for a few days.

Today we have the usual Monday elegance but perhaps a little on the easier side of the spectrum of difficulty. Well, I thought it so but no doubt many of you will disagree.
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DT 29783

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29783

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where the morning sun is peeping through the clouds.

For me, this was reasonably straightforward. Whether others find it so will depend to some extent on the GK elements falling within their comfort zone.… Continue reading

DT 29778

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29778

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 11th Sep 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. A very nice and gentle Saturday puzzle from the setter. I feel highly pleased to present to you a full review of the same for your kind perusal and precious feedback. Continue reading “DT 29778”

Toughie 2715

Toughie No 2715 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

There’s a theme in this Toughie with a number of synonyms of the answer to 8d. Thanks to Firefly.

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

DT 29782

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29782

Hints and tips by StephenL

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

Good morning from South Devon, where we’ve been enjoying the hint of an Indian Summer. Long may it continue.

One of the things I’ve found when doing these reviews is Continue reading “DT 29782”

DT 29781

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29781

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Winter has decided to come back to visit us for a couple of days. We have actually lit our fire again as we write this.

We completed this one within our two star time but did consider giving it a three as there were a few tricky clues in the mix.… Continue reading