Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 27679

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27679

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This is one of the easiest Rufus puzzles I have ever solved. In fact once the checkers were in it seemed to solve itself. There are rather a few too many old chestnuts for my liking but as one of our bloggers said recently “Old chestnuts to some are fresh fruit to others”.… Read More

DT 27677

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27677

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where we have a bright start to the day.

As usual with Giovanni, some uncommon words very fairly clued, but no particular difficulties otherwise.… Read More

DT 27672

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27672

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 13th  December 2014

Quite a mixture of clues in this one, with several cryptic definitions which aren’t usually seen as much on Saturdays as they are in the week.… Read More

DT 27675

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27675

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

We have got to the end of what has been a busy time for us. The last of our visitors has been delivered to the railway station. “The Book” has been successfully launched. (Check out the link at the end of the post if more detail is required.) All done in time to let us enjoy this clever, slightly tricky puzzle from Jay.… Read More

DT 27674

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27674

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

It’s always good practice for a setter to get his or her best clue in early because it gives the solver a warm feeling for the rest of the puzzle. Today’s setter certainly achieves that with 1a. Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More

DT 27673

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27673

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Today is National Cat Herding Day. A day for those of us who feel like we’re tasked with the impossible, Cat Herders Day recognises the frustration of trying to manage the unmanageable. Whether it’s work, home, school or other areas of life, if it feels like herding cats, today’s your day.… Read More

DT 27671

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27671

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a dark, damp December day.

I found the top half of today’s Giovanni puzzle more difficult than the bottom, and took a little time to fathom one or two clues, hence my *** difficulty marking.… Read More

DT 27666

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27666

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 6th  December 2014

Morning All! A quite enjoyable solve, I thought, that didn’t take too long at all.… Read More

DT 27670

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27670

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Good morning everyone. Oxford seems to have escaped the extreme weather that was forecast. It’s windy but nothing worse than average for a stormy patch in the middle of December. I hope that all of you, particularly those further north and west, are safe and warm.… Read More

DT 27669

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27669

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Things are really hotting up towards Christmas for us. We have two Bridge Club functions, a great nephew’s christening. a book launch and friends coming to stay, all within this next week.  A busy time but enough still available to appreciate and enjoy  this offering from Jay.… Read More