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DT 28591

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28591

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.                

Our spell of glorious weather continues. Calm clear sunny days which make our regular beach and estuary walks sheer delight.

This puzzle from Jay really had us working quite hard.… Read More

Toughie 1920

Toughie No 1920 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hi all.  MynoT brings us today’s mid-paper puzzle which has a few tricky bits, but plenty of anagrams to help out.  I didn’t find filling the grid too problematic, but some elements of the wordplay were unfamiliar to me so I spent a while getting everything fully untangled.… Read More

DT 28590

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28590

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, everyone.  I’m feeling somewhat rusty because in the last couple of weeks I’ve had almost no time for crosswords.  I was therefore relieved to find today’s puzzle less taxing than some recent Tuesday offerings.… Read More

DT 28589

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28589

Hints and tips by a terse Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Are you ready? Here we go then

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Rookie Corner – 189

A Puzzle by Metman

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MPP 066 – Review

MPP 066 – Review

A View from the Boundary 

by Phibs

 

The person with a view from the boundary – a clear indication that we should look for a Nina round the edge of the crossword – was, of course, Sir Ian Botham. He was a CRICKETER, B (born) in HESWALL, M (married) KATHY, and has a S (son) LIAM.… Read More

ST 2926 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2926 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where the ‘foothills’ of this winter’s snow disposal mountains are already being formed.

Virgilius reverts to benevolence this week with a hint of oldies but goodies and some good obfuscation. … Read More

BBC CiNA 3D Calendar Puzzle (2018)

BBC CiNA 3D Calendar Puzzle (2018)

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The BBC CiNA (Children in Need Appeal) 3D Calendar Puzzle for 2018 is now available. Each day has a clue. Each month has a 3D grid to complete. Some of the best setters in the UK have given of their genius freely to provide us with enough clues to solve to keep us out of trouble for most of the year.

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NTSPP – 406

NTSPP – 406

Elzzup by Radler

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DT 28588 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28588 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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