Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 27655

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27655

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, we’re so glad you can attend, come inside come inside. There are a couple of stand out brilliant clues here today but they are over shadowed by an abundance of anagrams hence the lowering of my enjoyment level. The double definition count is high too. A red level chestnut alert is in place too.

DT 27653

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27653
Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a misty Novemberish day.

Some fish, some philosophers and a clever construction at 28a in today’s Giovanni, which I found more straightforward than the last couple from him.

DT 27648

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27648

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 15th November 2014

I seem to solving Saturday puzzles differently to most commenters – last week I found the puzzle really straightforward and this week it took me much longer than usual to solve the crossword, although looking at it now, I have no idea why.

As for who set it – I’m going to go for a Saturday Mysteron, based on, amongst other things, noticing that there are only two anagrams (and Cephas usually gives us more) and seven double-definitions which doesn’t seem very Cephas-like either.

DT 27652

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27652

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Greetings from a cold and chilly Ottawa where the ground is covered with a few inches of snow. It’s hard to believe that only five days ago I was on the golf course.

This is a DNRT (definitely not Ray T) day. I thought that it was a rather enjoyable exercise today that crept into the lower end of the *** difficulty range.

DT 27651

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27651

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

A rather gentle one from Jay this week we thought. A good range of clue types but we would not expect too many horses to be frightened.

DT 27650

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27650

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Today’s offering is characterised by three things – the grid has four pretty distinct puzzles, there are quite a few anagrams (nine by my count) and there are lots of cryptic definitions (several of them rather weak, in my opinion). Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.

DT 27649

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27649

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

A mixed bag from Rufus today with nothing too strenuous. We do have rather a lot of strong alcoholic spirits but we can temper the effects of such with the water and food Rufus has kindly provided at 27 and 15 across.

DT 27647

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27647
Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good morning from South Staffs on a wet and windy morning.

I found today’s Giovanni to be quite difficult, probably the nearest to **** time that I have come while blogging these Friday crosswords. It will be interesting to see what others think.

DT 27642

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27642

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 8th November 2014

Morning All! I only solved this last night but was very glad I did as I found it enjoyable and of a fair degree of difficulty

DT 27646

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27646

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone. It’s a real November morning in Oxford – mild, misty and damp but a Ray T crossword will soon cheer things up and I have almost no doubt that this is one of his. I thought it was very much on the gentle side for him but I’m sure that some of you will disagree. He seems to have lost his naughty hat as there’s not much innuendo this time.