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DT 30320

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30320

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Several clues in this one had us having to do some head-scratching so not a particularly speedy solve for us and still not sure we have got 1d parsed correctly.

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DT 30319

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30,319
Hints and tips by Huntsman

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A dull & slightly chilly start to the day here in Harpenden that looks like it threatens a drop of rain, much needed by the golf courses, but there is none in the forecast .… Continue reading

DT 30318

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30318

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa, where conditions have moderated considerably after a week of temperatures reaching the low 30s °C. Senf seems to be no longer sharing his hot weather with us and hording it all in Manitoba.… Continue reading

Toughie 3072

Toughie No 3072 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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Such very sad news. Condolences to Dave’s son Richard. I offered to blog for Dave in 2015 and he said he only had the Friday toughie slot. He has been massively supportive throughout.… Continue reading

DT 30316

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30316

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty **** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Friday. My solve for this puzzle was slow and erratic, requiring many passes through the grid to get all the answers in place. I don’t know if that’s because it’s a harder-than-average puzzle, or because I was distracted by the very sad news about Big Dave. We hope to know more about the future of the site soon.  Continue reading "DT 30316"

Toughie 3071

Toughie No 3071 by Beam
Hints and tips by Gazza

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A typically enjoyable Beam Toughie (though there’s no Queen or sweetheart). Many thanks to him.

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