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DT 28535

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28535

Hints and tips by a reinvigorated Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good Morning. Saint Sharon and I are back in Downtown LI after our trip to Uptown LA. We now need a holiday to recover but Big Dave wanted me back behind the Mule as soon as possible so here are today’s hints, tips ramblings and illustrations.… Read More

Toughie 1883

Toughie No 1883 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I always enjoy blogging a Notabilis puzzle because I know it will be high quality. Today I worked my way around clockwise starting in NE. NW was my last quadrant and it seemed a little harder to me.… Read More

DT 28533

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28533

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs.

The top half of today’s puzzle from Giovanni went in at high speed, then I slowed a little before completing the bottom half, but still finished in ** time.… Read More

DT 28528

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28528

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 9th September 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

An enjoyable, if fairly short-lived solving experience, helped by the fact that I knew the nun and the cricketer and love splendid-sounding words like 4a.… Read More

Toughie 1882

Toughie No 1882 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Thanks to Mr Kitty and Tilsit for covering the last two Thursdays while I was visiting such exotic places as Doncaster and Manchester. Maybe I’m a bit rusty but today’s puzzle seemed to take longer than it should have done with the NE corner the last to yield.… Read More

DT 28532

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28532

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. I’m not sure about this one. The cryptic crossword has most, but not all, of Ray T’s trademark clues but the Quickie doesn’t look like one of his and it’s not his week.… Read More

ST 2915

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2915

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 3rd September 2017

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

Lots to enjoy as is usual for a Sunday morning – at the time of solving I only marked one clue for favouritism so I’ll stick with that – 5d taking the top spot this week.… Read More

Toughie 1881

Toughie No 1881 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Still they keep coming – we have another great puzzle from the late Petitjean. I’m told that there’s no indication in the paper that this is the last one, so let’s hope for many more.… Read More

DT 28531

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28531

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
              We’ve had some rather large Spring tides over the last few days, so on our walk this morning we noticed the newly sculpted bases of the sandhills and the redistributed patterns of driftwood on the wide wave-swept beach.… Read More

Toughie 1880

Toughie No 1880 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty * –  Enjoyment ***

 

Warm greetings to you all from London.  Warbler today eases us into a new week of middle-of-the-paper puzzles with this enjoyable romp.

The definitions are underlined in the clues below, and you’ll find the answers inside the   buttons. … Read More