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DT 29986

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29986

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Good morning from South Staffs. I have other commitments today, so no pictures or music for you.

I thought this was a fairly typical Friday puzzle. It took me well into *** time, but that may have been because I was very tired when solving it last night.… Continue reading

DT 29980

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29980

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Good morning from South Staffs where we have a sunny start, but rain forecast later.

The parsing of a couple of today’s clues gave me some amount of headscratching, but I enjoyed the overall result.… Continue reading

DT 29974

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29974

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Good morning from chilly, grey South Staffs.

A pretty standard Friday crossword for me, taking just into *** time.

In the hints below, the definitions are underlined.… Continue reading

DT 29968

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29968

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Good morning from South Staffs. A cloudy start to the day, with some sun forecast for later.

A reasonably straightforward puzzle today, with no particular hold-ups for me.… Continue reading

DT 29962

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29962

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Good morning from South Staffs this sunny Good Friday morning.

We have one of ProXimal’s trademark X-less pangras this morning (though I see that he has also set the Toughie today, so I may be wrong).… Continue reading

DT 29956

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29956

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Good morning from South Staffs on a bright but cold morning. The wind of the last couple of days seem to have abated, so I can tie back the rose bush which blew off the wall.… Continue reading

DT 29950

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29950

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Good morning from South Staffs on a sunny but cold April Fool’s Day.

I didn’t spot any fooling in today’s puzzle, a pangram which didn’t give me any particular trouble

In the hints below, the definitions are underlined.… Continue reading

DT 29944

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29944

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Good morning from South Staffs on a warm, sunny spring day. No doubt when the clocks go forward for Summer Time this weekend, the weather will revert to miserable.… Continue reading

DT 29938

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29938

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Good morning from South Staffs, where after a foggy start to the day we have a beautiful sunny morning.

Today’s puzzle is a pangra missing the X, so presumably a ProXimal production.… Continue reading

DT 29932

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29932

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Good morning from South Staffs on a sunny, almost springlike, Friday morning.

I got through today’s puzzle with no real hold-ups, but there are one or two less common words which may give pause for thought.… Continue reading