Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 27871

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27871

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Today’s Mr Ron is the one who usually incorporates a few ‘North Americanisms’ in his puzzles. This one isn’t too tricky and, for me, it doesn’t have a lot of sparkle.… Read More

DT 27870

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27870

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

The slowness with which I solved this puzzle can be put down to the extreme grief I am feeling over the death of one of England’s most talented ladies, Cilla Black.… Read More

DT 27868

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27868

Hints and tips by Shropshirelad

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning everyone from a warm and sunny Shropshire. Today BD has given me the opportunity to blog a Giovanni and what a benign mood the Don is in.… Read More

DT 27863

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27863

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on 25th July 2015

An ‘entry level’ puzzle that pleased many on the day.… Read More

DT 27867

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27867

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Good morning all. This isn’t a Ray T crossword but it’s certainly the week for difficult ones. I have absolutely no idea who the setter is – after my failure to spot Shamus on Tuesday I wouldn’t say even if I had!… Read More

DT 27866

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27866

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).
As it is quite a long time since we last used a Maori greeting here, we thought we would re-use this formal greeting that is often used as the opening line of an oration given on a marae.… Read More

DT 27865

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27865

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I’ve got a pretty good idea as to the identity of today’s compiler (though I’m not going to spell it out in case I’m wrong). I thought this was quite tricky in places but I did enjoy it a lot.… Read More

DT 27864

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27864

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning everybody and welcome to today’s edition of Big Dave’s Crossword Blog.

Below are my hints and tips to DT cryptic puzzle No 27,864 which will hopefully help you to solve the clues that you are finding difficult.… Read More

DT 27862

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27862

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

Fans of mechanical puzzles, where you read the clue and then insert the answer, will love this one – but I’m not one of them.

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

DT 27857

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27857

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on 18th July 2015

Morning All! There were a few clues that annoyed me whilst reviewing this puzzle (I left it unfinished on Saturday and came back to it on Thursday night) .… Read More