Category Archives: Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

ST 2807 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2807 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Read More

NTSPP – 286

NTSPP – 286

Work, Work, Work by Soup

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DT 27869 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27869 (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.… Read More

Prize Puzzle – 039

Monthly Prize Puzzle (July 2015)

A Puzzle by Radler

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Why not have a go at our latest Monthly Prize Puzzle?

The winner will receive their choice of any of the Telegraph Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.

Please note that, due to punitive postal charges, while the competition is open to all, the prize is only available to UK solvers.Read More

Toughie 1440

Toughie No 1440 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Ha! By pure chance I just came across a week-old email from the Telegraph with a £50 amazon voucher for winning the Sunday Prize crossword – it was in my spam folder!… Read More

DT 27868

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27868

Hints and tips by Shropshirelad

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning everyone from a warm and sunny Shropshire. Today BD has given me the opportunity to blog a Giovanni and what a benign mood the Don is in.… Read More

DT 27863

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27863

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on 25th July 2015

An ‘entry level’ puzzle that pleased many on the day.… Read More

Toughie 1439

Toughie No 1439 by Dada

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This was an enjoyable puzzle with some nice clues but it was not particularly tough. I wish that Dada would up the difficulty level. Or is it just me who’s always on the right wavelength for Dada puzzles?… Read More

DT 27867

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27867

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ****Enjoyment ****

Good morning all. This isn’t a Ray T crossword but it’s certainly the week for difficult ones. I have absolutely no idea who the setter is – after my failure to spot Shamus on Tuesday I wouldn’t say even if I had!… Read More

ST 2805

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2805

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 19th July 2015

The usual Sunday service – hard to pick just one favourite so I’ll say that, amongst several others I could mention, I thought 10a, 26a were brilliant.… Read More