Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 27843

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27843

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja where the heat wave continues as indeed it seems to be doing in the UK. I don’t know the setter of this one but I have my suspicions which, with my track record, I’ll keep to myself. … Read More

DT 27842

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27842

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Our regular morning walk takes us past a series of small ponds. Today, the behaviour of the resident ducks seems to indicate that Spring is not too far away for us.… Read More

DT 27841

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27841

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Good morning from a sunny North Devon. I wasn’t overly impressed with this puzzle – there were a few good clues but much of it seemed somewhat mechanical with a number of chestnuts which are way past their sell-by date (e.g.… Read More

DT 27840

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27840

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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A great big 28 across to Big Dave as Big Dave’s Crossword Blog had its twenty millionth hit last night. Yes you read it correctly. The site has been visited over twenty million times.… Read More

DT 27838

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27838

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Edit 27 June 2015. This is the rough version of the hints for 27838 which appeared briefly before the site crashed yesterday. I’m afraid you’ll have to manage without the pictures.… Read More

DT 27833

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27833

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Not much to write home about this week – I solved it so quickly that I didn’t really have time to enjoy it. The clues did seem quite pleasant when I wrote the review though.… Read More

DT 27836

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27836

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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Last week we mentioned “Winter at its best”. This was very rapidly followed by a spell of “Winter at its worst”. There were severe storms all over the country, roads washed out or flooded, heavy snow across the South Island, many power outages, Whanganui river broke its banks and flooded homes and businesses.… Read More

DT 27835

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27835

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

When I’m blogging I normally work out the Quickie pun first as a warm-up for the main event and today’s pun gave me hope that we were getting something a bit different in the back-page cryptic department.… Read More

DT 27834

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27834

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Good day to you all. Welcome to the wonderful world of crypticity where all is not what it seems. Today is my daughter Joni’s birthday. I am 59 today.… Read More

DT 27832

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27832

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from L’Orangerie de Lanniron, at Quimper in Brittany, the last stop on our French tour. Back home next week.

I was held up in the NW corner of today’s Giovanni, to the extent that it felt like *** for difficulty, although the clock on the Telegraph puzzle site told me it was quicker than that.… Read More