Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 27710

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27710

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

We felt privileged to have done the reviews on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve and now we get to write one on this auspicious day.
Happy Birthday Blog.
Our weather has been like we think we remember our summers from childhood.… Read More

DT 27709

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27709

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

We have another typical Tuesday puzzle with not much to raise the blood pressure or have us rolling in the aisles. Do let us know how you got on and what you thought of it.

If you click on any of the areas showing ‘Click here!’ you’ll see the actual answer so only do that as a last resort.… Read More

DT 27708

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27708

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Coventry RFU won their sixteenth game on the trot as they whupped Cinderford on Saturday. That is all I have to say about this fine puzzle. Hopefully they will make it seventeen on Saturday at Richmond after which I might just meander over to The Bridge House to say hello to those of you who make it to the Cruciverbalists’ Convention.… Read More

DT 27706

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27706

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cold and frosty morning.

It took me little while to get going on today’s Giovanni, but I picked up speed after the first few clues fell into place, finishing just into *** time.

In the hints below, the definitions are underlined.… Read More

DT 27701

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27701

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 17th January 2015

An improvement to recent Saturday prize puzzles –  an enjoyable solve with a couple of clues needing extra thought  – I actually circled three clues I ‘liked’ which is a rare event for a back page puzzle.  … Read More

DT 27705

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27705

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where we are “enjoying” a spell of very frigid temperatures. Lovely weather to stay inside and do crosswords.

Today’s puzzle is undoubtedly from RayT. He certainly wastes no time in introducing Her Majesty and spices up his creation with the customary dash of innuendo.… Read More

DT 27704

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27704

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone from a chilly Oxford. What a funny week it’s been – Monday felt like Tuesday with gazza doing the hints, yesterday felt like Monday and I haven’t really decided what today feels like yet. Oh yes – it’s Wednesday and I’m doing the hints for the 2Kiwis who are otherwise occupied this week – just 1K today masquerading as 2K’s.  … Read More

DT 27703

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27703

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

I think the seasoned withered old veterans of the cryptic world will find this a breeze. Less experienced solvers should get there with perseverance. The clueing is altogether fair and the checking letters assist throughout. If you falter, find words that fit, bung them in and work backwards to see why they do or do not work.… Read More

DT 27702

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27702

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Miffypops is otherwise engaged this morning so he and I have done a swap and he’ll be here tomorrow. We have a fairly typical, and fairly gentle, puzzle from Rufus today. More than with any other setter I have difficulty in deciding exactly what to underline in some of Rufus’s clues – for example is 5a a double definition or a cryptic definition?… Read More

DT 27700

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27700

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where for the third time in 12 months my front garden wall has been demolished by a lorry driver following his satnav into roads too narrow for articulated lorries to negotiate.

Reasonably straightforward from Giovanni today, so ** for difficulty.… Read More