Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 28511

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28511

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD’s Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hello all. Here are today’s hints.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.

Across

1a    Humble suggestion to refer to a clue that’s not here today (4,3,4)
TAKE ONE DOWN: I just love it when one across is a piece of cake.… Read More

DT 28509

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28509

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ****

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg. What better way of returning to normality after my two weeks of volunteering at the Canada Summer Games than two hours in the dentist’s chair on Monday afternoon at the beginning of the week.… Read More

DT 28508

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28508

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Morning all and welcome to a non-RayThursday.  The weather here continues to be stonking hot and it seems to have fried what’s left of my brain because I had a bit of a struggle getting into this one. … Read More

DT 28507

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28507

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
              Another rainy week here.
               It took us a little while to get a toehold on this one and we enjoyed the challenge so we have given it good ratings for both difficulty and enjoyment.… Read More

DT 28506

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28506

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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

 

[Jump to across or down hints, quickie pun, or comments]  Hello, everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday Telegraph Cryptic.  We’re back in straightforward and solid territory this week.  Nothing too taxing in the solve and a few smiles along the way, although no real laugh out loud moments for this solver.  Surprisingly, we have just three anagrams today, and they're all found among the down clues.  But for me the most striking feature in today's puzzles was the pattern in the Quickie answers.… Read More

DT 28505

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28505

Hints and tips by Miffypops (and Big Dave)

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

An easy solve but a tricky blog to write. I needed BDs help with the 5d and the whole of 8d and I’m none too sure about 9d.… Read More

DT 28503

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28503

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. A bright and sunny start, but the threat of more rain later.

Giovanni has his General Knowledge hat on today, though backed up as usual by very fair cluing.… Read More

DT 28502

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28502

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. This is a Ray T crossword – it has most of his trademark clues and some particularly good anagrams. I didn’t find it too difficult but, as always, I’m more than happy for anyone, or everyone, to disagree with me.… Read More

DT 28501

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28501

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
                 Rain, rain and more rain. We even suspect that the power outage that caused us to have a candlelit evening recently was caused by water getting into part of a transformer where it should not have been.… Read More

DT 28500

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28500

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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

 

Hello, everyone.  I thought today's puzzle was just excellent.  I found the bottom somewhat easier than the top, where some serious thinking was required in a few places.  The enjoyment level was way above average, with a few laugh out loud moments.  The puzzle has smooth surface readings, nothing too ancient or too obscure in the answers, and a few echoes scattered about.  Sounds like it could be the work of one of our regular Tuesday setters.… Read More