Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 28769

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28769

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday back-page blog.  This week we have a solid puzzle with some intricate wordplay that I enjoyed unpicking.  In the hints below most indicators are italicized and definitions are underlined.  Clicking on the Answer buttons will reveal the answers.  In some hints hyperlinks provide additional explanation or background.  Clicking on a picture will enlarge it.  Please leave a comment telling us how you got on and feel free to ask about anything that's not clear or not covered.

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DT 28768

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28768

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

Now home amid the beer pumps of Downtown LI. Fresh as a daisy after a great holiday but fed up with football already. As for the Rugby? Don’t ask.… Read More

DT 28766

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28766

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from a warm and sunny Los Alcázares where I’m having a few days break and standing in for Deep Threat today.  I’m not certain but I’ve a feeling I’ve blogged a Friday puzzle back in the days when Gazza was the regular Man Friday. … Read More

DT 28761

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28761

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 9th June 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

I found this very tricky for an inside back pager, let alone a Saturday Prize Puzzle which people always assume will be on the straightforward side to attract more entries into the competition.… Read More

DT 28765

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28765

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. Although today’s crossword is missing a few of Ray T’s trademark clues I’m sure it is one of his. I thought it was very much in the middle of his range of difficulty but, as I know I always say, I find it impossible to judge both difficulty and enjoyment when I know I’m doing the hints so I’ll be interested to see how the rest of you found it.… Read More

DT 28764

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28764

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A dampish grey day here so we took our raincoats on our walk this morning. As it turned out, they were certainly needed and are now drying in the garage.… Read More

DT 28763

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28763

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello, everyone.  Today we have a sparkling puzzle filled with opportunities to say nice things.  I thought it offered a well-judged balance of straightforward clues providing footholds and more complex constructions offering penny drops, topped off with several big smiles.  And it includes a generous selection of beverages.  Recommended.

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DT 28762

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28762

Hints and tips by Miffypops in Painswick

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

After being blessed with the beauty of The Roseland Peninsula We are now in the land of Laurie Lee. Cider with Rosie country. The natural beauty here is stunning.… Read More

DT 28760

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28760

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

No it is not Wednesday again. Just our turn to fill in for Deep Threat and write the blog for a Giovanni puzzle.
We think it is the first time we have done this.… Read More

DT 28755

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28755

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 2nd June 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I solved this on the fun-bus going to Epsom and promptly forgot about it!!

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