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Hints and tips for completing Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 28232

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28232

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. This is definitely a Ray T crossword. It has all his trademarks – short clues, a bit of innuendo, although not as much as there is sometimes, a reference to the Queen and all one word clues and answers in the quick crossword.… Read More

ST 2866

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2866

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 18th September

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

 

Morning All! – A slightly tricky puzzle to get stared on but all came together quite well with the usual excellent cluing.… Read More

Toughie 1681

Toughie No 1681 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

A setter and two of our bloggers get namechecks today and this brightened up a puzzle which I didn’t otherwise find terribly inspiring. There’s an awful lot of chopping off last letters.… Read More

DT 28231

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28231

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

 

Kia ora from down-under. We are an hour later getting to grips with this puzzle. We put our clocks forward one hour last weekend. This means that it appears at noon for us now for a few weeks until UK clocks revert to GMT.… Read More

Toughie 1680

Toughie 1680 by Messinae

Hints and tips by Kitty

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Hello ladies, gentlemen and others.  I wish you a happy Tuesday, if that is not too much to hope for.

Messinae eases us into a new week of Toughies with a charade-rich romp which should be within your reach if you can cope with a hard-ish back-pager.… Read More

DT 28230

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28230

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Shropshirelad has decided to withdraw from blogging duties for personal reasons – I hope he may change his mind at some time in the future.

Today’s puzzle was very ordinary and didn’t take up much of my time.… Read More

DT 28229

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28229

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Good Morning from the heart of Downtown L I. The sun is shining brilliantly. We cannot see it but it is shining. It always shines. Behind the darkest clouds it still shines.… Read More

Rookie Corner – 129

A Puzzle by Webb

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ST 2867 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2867 (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.

Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”.… Read More

NTSPP – 346

NTSPP – 346

A Puzzle by Hieroglyph

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