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DT 28314

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28314

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone, and welcome to 2017. After searching for an adjective to describe today’s puzzle I settled on “solid”. It’s a typical Tuesday crossword, with enough straightforward clues to enable most solvers to get a foothold, along with a few that might require a little head-scratching.… Continue reading

DT 28308

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28308

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Hello everyone. My first pass through today’s crossword resulted in the bottom half being mostly filled, the top half being almost empty, and me feeling a little worried.… Continue reading

DT 28302

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28302

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

Hello everyone. Compared to recent Tuesdays I found today a step up in both difficulty and enjoyment. While solving this crossword I found myself laughing out loud several times, which is a first for me.… Continue reading

DT 28296

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28296

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Hello everyone. Complementing yesterday’s puzzle, today we have a crossword that’s heavy on the charades and light on the anagrams. As I composed the hints I found myself writing “usual” over and over, and I recalled that cryptic clue ingredients only become “usual” once you’ve seen them a few times.… Continue reading

DT 28290

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28290

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We don’t usually know the identity of the Tuesday setter, but I am pleased to be able to announce a debut back-page puzzle from Chris Lancaster a.k.a.Continue reading

DT 28278

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28278

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Good morning everyone. I am typing this hoping that BD has finally repelled those who would deny us service and feeling very grateful to him for the massive effort he puts into keeping this site running.… Continue reading

DT 28272

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28272

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Good morning everyone. I found this crossword hard going at first, to the point where I was starting to wonder whether climbing into the blogging chair was a mistake.… Continue reading

DT 28266

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28266

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Good morning everyone. Today is, of course, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Or, if you prefer, it’s 29 days before the first Wednesday in December.… Continue reading

DT 28260

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28260

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ShropshireLad’s sabbatical from the Tuesday slot, which we all hope will be brief, has provided an opening for somebody to volunteer me as today’s blogger. I suspect a connection with my having revealed a birthday a couple of weeks ago and I’m feeling that the culprit may not be far away.… Continue reading