Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 28413

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28413

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cloudy, slightly damp Friday.

For some reason the puzzles website started the day listing this as DT 32455, rather than the 28413 which it ought to be.… Read More

DT 28408

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28408

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 22nd April

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Morning All! – This one had a lot of anagrams that I looked at and wrote in (I tend to spot them quite well!) thus resulting in a time just in to the 2 start slot.… Read More

DT 28412

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28412

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. We’re now only four days away from May 1st which is celebrated in Oxford by the Magdalen College choir singing from the top of the tower at 6.00am followed by the bells ringing out over the city.… Read More

DT 28411

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28411

Hints and tips by KiwiColin

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
      Just one Kiwi on blogging duty this week. We have both been away in Wellington assisting with our daughter’s house moving. This was completed yesterday without too much drama (it was only a short distance so multiple car trips achieved most of it) and I came home last evening.… Read More

DT 28410

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28410

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating  - Difficulty **/*** - Enjoyment **/***

 

Hello everyone.  I suspect that today’s crossword may divide opinions.  I didn’t find anything particularly tricky in the construction of the clues, but I did encounter some difficulties arising from the setter’s use of some obscure (to me) words and place names.  All were gettable from the wordplay, but Mr Google was needed to verify the parsing.  I didn’t enjoy it a great deal, but that may be at least partly because I’m also frantically trying to meet a deadline at work.  For the same reason, there’s no cruciverbal research this week.  So, it’s straight on to the hinty part of the blog.… Read More

DT 28409

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28409

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Big Dave’s Personal Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good day everybody. It is Monday. It Is a Rufus puzzle. It is a tad predictable with plenty of fun to be had along the way.… Read More

DT 28407

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28407

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where the day has started grey and overcast.

I found today’s Giovanni quite tricky in places. At one stage I had the right-hand side of the grid filled in while the left was blank, then the SW corner fell, followed eventually by the NW quadrant.… Read More

DT 28402

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28402

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 15th April

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Another fairly typical Saturday Prize Puzzle… Read More

DT 28406

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28406

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Hola from the Vega Baja on a bright sunny morning.  I’ll stake my non-existent reputation as a setter spotter on this puzzle having nothing at all to do with RayT, even though it is his turn this week.  … Read More

DT 28405

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28405

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
     The 2K household is a very busy place at present so this blog was put together in bits and pieces interspersed with other activities.… Read More