Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 27736

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27736

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a bright frosty Friday.

Not too difficult from Giovanni this morning, ** for me, though I was held up for a while by 23a, my last one in, where there was a very loud clang when the penny dropped.… Read More

DT 27731

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27731

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 21st February 2015

Morning All!. I found this puzzle contained some annoying clues until I realised that I had solved them without understanding them and as such the fault was mine. Hats off to the setter for that!… Read More

DT 27735

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27735

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where it was a balmy -8° C today, a welcome respite — and only a respite — from temperatures in the range of -20° to -30° C that we have been experiencing for weeks.

I tore through most of this puzzle at a record pace, although two or three at the end required a bit of thought.… Read More

DT 27734

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27734

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

This week we are writing from Wellington. We have been inveigled into being grandchildren minders for a few days. As we are technophobes, we arrived here nice and early to be sure we could connect up the Wi-Fi and printer as we like them.… Read More

DT 27733

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27733

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Well, last Tuesday’s plea for the setter to reveal his or her identity fell on deaf ears. Today’s puzzle has a different feel so perhaps we’ll be lucky this week. I enjoyed it and it put up a bit more of a struggle than we normally get on Tuesdays (though that may have been down to my interrupted sleep due to the gales outside).… Read More

DT 27732

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27732

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good Day to one and all. Today’s puzzle is a little cracker which I enjoyed very much. 10 across has had me smiling since I solved it. The sun is shining here in Downtown L I but the temperature is not high. I feel an outdoor day beckoning.… Read More

DT 27730

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27730

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where there’s a reasonably bright statrt to the day – barring the news from the land of the 2Kiwis, which we won’t talk about…

The top end of ** for me this week, but those allergic to religious terminology may find it more difficult.… Read More

DT 27725

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27725

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty */**Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 14th February 2015

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DT 27729

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27729

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja where it’s a beautiful Spring morning. I think this is probably a RayT production but Her Majesty is AWOL.  All the other signs are there though. No clue of more than eight words, just the right level of innuendo and all single word clues in the Quickie so I’ll stick my neck out and say it is.… Read More

DT 27728

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27728

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

We had a few days of colder weather with rain in some areas that coincided with the opening events of the world cup cricket,
however it did not last long and we have returned to beautifully fine clear late summer days. It is getting a little nippier in the
mornings too but we have not yet been moved to change from sandals and shorts for our daily walks.… Read More