Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 27808

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27808

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the Domaine de la Paille Basse in the Dordogne on a bright, sunny but chilly morning.

I found today’s Giovanni to be at the gentler end of his spectrum, though with the usual element of General Knowledge required.… Read More

DT 27803

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27803

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 16th May 2015

Morning All! This one barely scraped into two star difficulty. I think I quite enjoyed it at the time!.… Read More

DT 27807

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27807

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa where, following several days of almost July-like weather, we have reverted to somewhat chillier temperatures.

The Canadian Tulip Festival has just concluded with over one million tulips blooming in Ottawa.… Read More

DT 27806

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27806

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

It was wonderful to see so many of our regulars at the George in London at the Sloggers and Betters meeting. I was a bit worried that yesterday’s pleasures might affect my crossword this morning – I managed ok but there were a few tricky bits especially in the SE corner (19d was my last one in) – so I agree with Big Dave’s ratings.… Read More

DT 27805

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27805

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

An early posting from me today as I’m off to get the train to London, where I hope to see many of you at the S&B gathering later on.… Read More

DT 27804

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27804

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hi all. I hope you have had a good weekend. While Miffypops enjoys a well-earned holiday, I shall attempt to make myself useful with some hints.

I found the puzzle mostly gentle enough, but since I couldn’t untangle one of the clues (19a) I cannot give it a less than average difficulty rating.… Read More

DT 27802

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27802

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

After the stunning performance of the Oxford United team yesterday we’re back to single-blogger mode today. I’m making a temporary return to my old Friday stamping-ground having done a swap with Deep Threat this week.… Read More

DT 27797

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27797

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 9th May 2015

I was hoping that my 400th post would coincide with the fifth anniversary of the email ‘conversation’ that Big Dave and I had on 21st May 2010, where we agreed that I didn’t really have time to be a blogger (!) or failing that,  on the fifth anniversary of my first review published on the 27th May 2010.  … Read More

DT 27801

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27801

Hints and tips by Kath et al.

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning everyone. Today’s hints are brought to you by the combined efforts of the four K’s. Kath has been joined by Kitty from Surrey and the 2Kiwis who have come all the way from New Zealand.… Read More

DT 27800

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27800

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Many thanks to all of you for the kind words of encouragement after my first blog last week – means a lot to me. Nice enough day in Macclesfield today, and today’s puzzle (by Jay) took me a bit longer than usual (3* difficulty I would suggest) with one or two answers that I didn’t find convincing, tweaking the enjoyment down a wee bit perhaps, but hey, it’s still much more fun than numerous other chores that lie lurking.… Read More