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Hints and tips for completing Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

NTSPP – 338

NTSPP – 338

A Puzzle by Radler

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DT 28180 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28180 (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 1647

Toughie No 1647 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I was delighted to see a Sparks puzzle this Friday. This took me well into 3* time with a few clues that stretched my lateral thinking (and added to the enjoyment).… Read More

DT 28179

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28179

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cool, cloudy day.

Three-quarters of today’s Giovanni went in very quickly, but then I ground to a halt in the SW quadrant, hence *** for difficulty.… Read More

DT 28174

Daily Telegraph No 28174

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 23rd July 2016

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BD Rating – Difficulty *- Enjoyment ***

A perfect Saturday puzzle for a lovely hot summer’s day when there were so many other things calling for my attention, not least the garden swing seat!.… Read More

Toughie 1646

Toughie No 1646 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

A gentle crossword which I rattled off while waiting for the shingles jab that the doctor had persuaded me to have. I had no problems with finding the answers or with parsing the clues

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Read More

DT 28178

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28178

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone – me again. I don’t know who set today’s crossword but it’s not a Ray T. I started off thinking that it was going to be a tricky one but then changed my mind.… Read More

ST 2857

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2857

A full review by crypticsue
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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

The usual great Sunday solving experience although, probably for the first time ever, there wasn’t a single star by any of the clues marking them as a ‘favourite’.… Read More

Toughie 1645

Toughie No 1645 by Dada

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Dada is never less than entertaining and this one produced a lot of smiles without falling into the uber-arduous category.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of it.… Read More

DT 28177

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28177

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

It is nice to be home again and back to our usual routine after a brief sojourn in the South Island. It is a good feeling to think,”Wednesday once more and another Jay puzzle to solve, blog and enjoy”. … Read More