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Hints and tips for completing Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 27781

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27781

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I thought that this was a bit meatier than we usually get on Tuesdays and I enjoyed it (or possibly I’m just in a good mood because of the lovely weather we’re enjoying).… Read More

DT 27780

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27780

Hints and tips by Kitty & Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hello from sunny Surrey where a bleary-eyed Kitty has endeavoured to provide you with some across hints before sending you a little way northwards and leaving you to the tender mercies of Miffypops.… Read More

Rookie Corner 054

A Puzzle by Cyborg

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MPP 035 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 035

April 2015

A puzzle by Radler

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Congratulations to Rabbit Dave who wins his choice from the range of Hamlyn Telegraph Crossword Books, having correctly  worked out the anagram of  the letters round the outside of the crossword and knew that the answer to the  question in the novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: ‘What is the meaning of “Life, the universe and everything?’ is forty-two, the solution to 12a in Radler’s tricky Monthly Prize Puzzle for April.… Read More

ST 2792 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2792 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a number of the more difficult clues and provide hints for them.

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

NTSPP – 271

NTSPP – 271

More Than One Could Chew by Chalicea

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DT 27779 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27779 (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

Toughie 1380

Toughie No 1380 by Elgar

100 not out!

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

Congratulations – this is Elgar’s 100th Toughie. In today’s Telegraph it says “Congratulations to Elgar on his 100th Toughie in The Daily Telegraph (plus another six Christmas Day special Toughies on the Telegraph Puzzles website).” and once again they have got it wrong.… Read More

DT 27778

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27778

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the Caravan Club site at Castleton in the Peak District, where we’re spending a few days.

I found today’s Giovanni quite tricky – well into *** time – though, like last week, I couldn’t really see what had held me up once the answers had emerged.… Read More

DT 27773

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27773

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 11th April 2015

One of those puzzles that seemed to take longer than it actually did to solve.  I’ll forgive the number of instances of ‘take a letter off’ clues as the anagram indicators are splendidly original this week.  … Read More