Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 28290

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28290

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

We don’t usually know the identity of the Tuesday setter, but I am pleased to be able to announce a debut back-page puzzle from Chris Lancaster a.k.a.Read More

DT 28289

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28289

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

Today is national Bathtub Party Day. Let us know how your Bathtub Party went but please spare us the photos. Well done England and Coventry for winning their Rugby matches this weekend.… Read More

DT 28287

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28287

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs where the frost of the last few days has been replaced with a thick cloud cover.

Nothing too difficult from Giovanni today: the bits of General Knowledge are easily determined from the wordplay.… Read More

DT 28282

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28282

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 26th November

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

 

Morning All! I found this quite straightforward and a bit samey when explaining the answers.… Read More

DT 28286

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28286

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. This is a Ray T crossword. It has all his trademarks – concise clues, some innuendo (plenty this week), one word answers, all the clues and answers in the Quickie are single words and anyway it’s his week.… Read More

DT 28285

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28285

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa. 
Here’s something for those who enjoy Googling places. Carol has just spent a few days on Matiu/Somes Island with a group of friends. This small island is right in the middle of Wellington harbour and has spent much of its history being a human or animal quarantine station and some as a war-time internment camp.… Read More

DT 28284

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28284

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

I am delighted to welcome our regular commenter Senf to the blogging team.  BD


A few weeks ago, when Mr Kitty was being ‘volunteered,’ I was ‘volunteering.’ Although, having served Her Majesty for 24 years, where the mantra was ‘never volunteer for anything’ my sanity might be in question.… Read More

DT 28283

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28283

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good day from the very centre of Downtown L I on a crisp bright sunny morning . Your blogger found today’s offering from Rufus to be a little trickier than usual but as usual the more checking letters we have the easier the clues that are left are to solve.… Read More

DT 28281

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28281

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs where the pall of cloud which has covered us all week has finally lifted, giving a sunny but cold start to the day.… Read More

DT 28276

Daily Telegraph No 28276

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 19th November 2016

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

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one surprised by the increase in difficulty level of this week’s Saturday Prize Puzzle which certainly increased, for me anyway, the enjoyment factor too

 

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