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EV 1539 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1539(Hints)

Recovery by Eclogue

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Eclogue set crosswords for all the thematic crossword outlets. This is their thirteenth in the EV series.

Preamble: This puzzle is based on a notable theft and RECOVERY (or two). 16 answers are too short for their allotted number of cells, leaving some cells empty.Continue reading

ST 3160 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3160 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where we have had more of what we don’t need right now!

For me, one word – quirky.  I counted four anagrams (with two partials), no lurkers, and one homophone – all in a symmetric 28 clues; with 14 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

Toughie 2852

Toughie No 2852 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I found parts of this quite difficult. Again, Osmosis has omitted 12/26 letters of the alphabet (though we have Z).

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Continue reading

DT 29986

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29986

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

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 29981

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29981

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 7th May 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. A pretty straightforward Saturday puzzle from Chalicea that I enjoyed solving and thereafter writing a review of the same for your kind perusal and important feedback.Continue reading

Toughie 2851

Toughie No 2851 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Thanks to Kcit for today’s Toughie. I did notice when writing the hints that the wordplay involves a great deal of deleting first and last letters.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of the puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 29985

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29985

Hints and tips by StephenL

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone from a pleasantly warm South Devon. Our esteemed setter has given us another not too difficult fun puzzle that all went in smoothly for me Continue reading “DT 29985”