Category Archives: Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

Toughie 1549

Toughie No 1549 by MynoT

Strictly for the Birds

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

A few years ago MynoT embarked on a series of Toughies where all the answers contained one specific letter of the alphabet. He ran out of steam somewhere around M or N (so we couldn’t find out how he was going to deal with Q) for which most of us were grateful at the time as it was getting a bit predictable.… Read More

DT 28033

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28033

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

 

Our long hot summer continues. Some parts of the country have had rain recently, some of it in areas that were quite severely drought affected, but we have missed it all and are having a procession of days with temperatures in the high twenties.… Read More

Toughie 1548

Toughie No 1548 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I’m swapping with Toro this week – he is busy today and I leave this weekend for our annual skiing trip. Samuel gives us a great Tuesday puzzle which took a little less than standard Toughie time despite stopping for a breakfast of pancakes.… Read More

DT 28032

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28032

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

It’s a calm and tranquil morning in North Devon after the high winds that we had yesterday (during which my fence decided to go for a holiday into next door’s garden).… Read More

DT 28031

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28031

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I found this to be slightly tougher than most weeks but entirely fair. A masterclass in setting from a man fast approaching his eighty-fourth birthday. Thank you Rufus

Today’s hints and tips have been created with love and care by Miffypops, a man who has no beginning to his talents.… Read More

Rookie Corner – 096

Keynote Address by Sprocker

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ST 2834 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2834 (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 – 313

NTSPP – 313

Birthday Puzzle by Prolixic

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DT 28030 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28030 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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Back to normal this Saturday after the hectic, but very enjoyable, Birthday Bash last week.  It was great to see all those that turned up, especially first-timers like Jane, Rabbit Dave and Riggles.

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 – 045

Monthly Prize Puzzle (February 2016)

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