Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 27760

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27760

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs

As usual from Giovanni, one or two words which may widen your vocabulary, but clued in a way that makes them solvable.… Read More

DT 27755

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27755

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 21st March 2015

Morning All! There were some fun clues that tripped me up on the day but I found this a fine solve.… Read More

DT 27759

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27759

Hints and tips by Pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja where it’s nice and sunny but there is what my Grandad used to call a “Lazy wind”. It’s too idle to go round you so it just goes straight through you!… Read More

DT 27758

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27758

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa (Greetings, greetings, greetings to you all). We thought it was about time that we introduced another Maori greeting. This is a somewhat formal one.… Read More

DT 27757

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27757

Hints and tips by Gazza

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We crossword solvers are a demanding lot – we want a puzzle that puts up a bit of a fight, ideally gives us a couple of laughs but finally submits so that we get a sense of achievement.… Read More

DT 27756

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27756

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Apart from hidden words all of our needs are satisfied by todays puzzle. We have food and drink to keep us going, garments to keep us warm, somewhere to live, games to play a country to visit and a military leader should we choose to invade it.… Read More

DT 27754

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27754

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a beautiful sunny morning which has given us an excellent view of today’s partial eclipse. Rather more successful in that respect than the total eclipse in 1999 where we stood on a clifftop in South Devon looking at total cloud cover – though the sight of the line of darkness rushing across the sea towards us remains in the memory.… Read More

DT 27749

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27749

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 14th March 2015

A fairly average Saturday puzzle – but could our setter be a Jane Austen fan??

 

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

DT 27752

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27752

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Our news has been dominated this last week by tropical cyclone Pam. She was a very severe, force 5, storm that developed way north of us and caused huge devastation and some loss of life in Vanuatu a few days ago.… Read More

DT 27751

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27751

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

On the plus side most of the clues here are concise with smooth surface readings, but it doesn’t really put up much of a challenge. I know that the puzzles are meant to get harder as the week progresses so we can’t complain too much about the Tuesday one being pretty easy, but even so I finished this with a vague sense of being short-changed.… Read More