Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 28173

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28173

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where some overnight rain has reduced the temperature a little.

Actually solving today’s Giovanni didn’t take me long, hence ** for difficulty, though in some cases it took me rather longer to sort out the explanation so that I could write the hint.… Read More

DT 28168

Daily Telegraph No 28168

A full review by gnomethang

This puzzle was published on 16th July 2016

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

 

Another typical Saturday puzzle, the only controversy being the spelling of the jet-setter in 7d.… Read More

DT 28172

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28172

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where we are enjoying a spell of hot, mid-summer weather with temperatures headed for the 30°-plus range for the next few days.

There is no doubt whatsoever that today’s puzzle is the creation of RayT.… Read More

DT 28171

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28171

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Hello everyone. The 2Kiwis are busy this week so you’ll have to make do with me, I’m afraid. I thought this Jay crossword was quite difficult while I was doing it but looking at it again now I can’t quite see why – maybe my brain is just too hot to work properly.… Read More

DT 28170

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28170

Hints and tips by ShropshireLad

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BD Rating – Difficulty */**Enjoyment **

Good morning from my part of Shropshire that can only be described by the late, great Caroline Aherne as – Scorchio! Today’s back pager has a fair selection of clue constructs, we have ‘lurkers’, anagrams and a fair percentage of ‘Lego’ clues – no, I’m not working out the exact percentage.… Read More

DT 28169

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28169

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from Downtown L I where the sun is warming the earth making everywhere look good. Today’s puzzle put up a bit of a fight but the boy done good and won out in the end despite being pulled beneath the water by the current in 18d.… Read More

DT 28167

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28167

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from Steyning in West Sussex, where we’re staying this week while I play croquet in Southwick. I’m sorry that I don’t have time to add pictures or video clips to today’s review.… Read More

DT 28162

Daily Telegraph No 28162

A full review by gnomethang

This puzzle was published on 9th July 2016

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

 

Morning All! There were some very enjoyable clues here but for the life of me I cannot understand 24D!… Read More

DT 28166

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28166

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. It’s a lovely morning in Oxford although it looks and feels very autumnal – I’m beginning to wonder if summer’s by-passed us this year. This isn’t a Ray T Thursday – I’m not going to pretend that I have much of an idea who set today’s crossword.… Read More

DT 28165

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28165

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Although you won’t notice when you read this as it will still be published on time, we are a few hours later working on the puzzle than usual.… Read More