Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 27472

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27472

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where spring is desperately striving to make an appearance but winter is not exiting the stage gracefully. Everything seems to be a good month behind schedule.

Today’s puzzle is definitely not by Ray T. Might it be the work of Petitjean? I will leave it to those more knowledgeable than I to make that determination.

DT 27471

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27471

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

For me this was one of Jay’s easier puzzles. Feel free to disagree.

DT 27470

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27470

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

This is enjoyable but not too much of a stretch. I’m not keen on 17d and one of the homophones seems very dodgy to me. Do let us know what you thought of the puzzle and how you fared.

DT 27469

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27469

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I raced through this but came to a crashing halt with three to go and needed Big Dave’s help. Piggies and grandchild for those who are interested.

DT 27467

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27467
Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs this bright Good Friday morning.

As usual from Giovanni, some obscure words but fair wordplay. ** difficulty for me.

DT 27462

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27462

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 12th April 2014

The Saturday Mysteron seems to have upped the difficulty level for his last couple of appearances which for me anyway increases the enjoyment factor.

 

DT 27466

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27466

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

Ray T tests our vocabulary like no other setter in this very enjoyable puzzle.

DT 27465

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27465

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

As expected, Jay delivers another enjoyable, accessible puzzle. A little over 1.5* difficulty for me, and 3* for enjoyment. Thanks Jay.

DT 27464

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27464

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I’d be surprised if any of our experienced solvers had any great difficulties today; I thought that this would be a good puzzle for someone learning about cryptic crosswords. Do tell us how you got on.

DT 27463

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27463

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

At four am with a thick head this fine puzzle came to a complete halt halfway through hence the three star difficulty. Reviewing it at nine am, I can see no difficulty at all. Note to self – drink less on Sunday.