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Toughie 2963

Toughie No 2963 by Firefly
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Thanks to Firefly for brightening up a horribly dark squally day in North Devon. He has given us an enjoyable puzzle with an ursine theme.

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DT 30152

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30152

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We were away in Whanganui at the weekend at a book launch. On Sunday evening, when we were home again, Carol developed a few snuffles and then on Monday morning tested positive for Covid. So we are both in isolation.… Continue reading

DT 30151

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30151
Hints and tips by Twmbarlwm

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

Good morning. Perhaps a little tougher than the average back-pager, but chockful of superb clues, elegant deceptions and amusing surfaces. Continue reading “DT 30151”

DT 30150

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30150

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hola from Vega Baja on a slightly chilly morning.  However we’re forecast to get 23°C this afternoon which will be nice if it happens.

Today’s crossword needs a bit of general knowledge but it’s mostly OK.  There’s a few anagrams dotted about the grid so I think most of you will be fine.  The third difficulty star is because of the GK required.
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