Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

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.

DT 27461

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27461
Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a brightish Spring morning.

The usual sprinkling of lesser-known words this morning from Giovanni, but nothing from Scripture. Comfortably ** difficulty for me.

DT 27456

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27456

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 5th April 2014

A fairly typical Saturday puzzle – I did wonder whether a couple of the clues had been inspired by a visit to the zoo!

 

DT 27460

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27460

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

The only problem I had today was the minute or so that I spent on the wordplay for 13 down before the penny dropped. This lifted the difficulty to just inside a two-star rating.

DT 27459

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27459

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

A straightforward puzzle, enjoyable as always from Jay, to whom thanks. A <1.5*/3* for difficulty/enjoyment.