Category Archives: DT Cryptic Crosswords

Hints and tips for completing the regular Daily Telegraph Cryptic crosswords

DT 27896

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27896

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

We are having computer problems again. Our number 1 laptop with Windows 10 keeps turning itself off after about 5 minutes operating. The very nice Hazel on Microsoft Help Desk could not sort it out in 2 hours yesterday so we have a booked session with a Microsoft engineer tomorrow.… Read More

DT 27895

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27895

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

It’s a bit depressing to have reached the official start of Autumn without having had much of a Summer. As for today’s crossword I can’t imagine that much help is going to be required from the blog.… Read More

DT 27894

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27894

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

The nights are drawing in, children across the land are sharpening their pencils as their parents count down the days on one hand, and here the rain is lashing down over the weekend which heralds the end of summer. … Read More

DT 27892

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27892

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs on a bright sunny morning. Thanks to Shropshirelad and Digby for covering my absence for the last fortnight.

I fairly raced through today’s Giovanni – something of a contrast to the struggle yesterday – so only * for difficulty from me.… Read More

DT 27887

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27887

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 22nd August 2015

A particularly 12a crossword, even for a Saturday, which left bloggers like me who can edit comments with a bit of a dilemma – when four people commented without taking notice of the instructions in the  Big Red Box, would xxxing out the offending word give more away than leaving well alone?… Read More

DT 27891

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27891

Hints and tips by pommers

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Hola from the Vega Baja again.  It’s not often I do two weeks in a row nowadays but I’ve swapped with Kath as I’m at a bit of a loose end this week.… Read More

DT 27890

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27890

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Just a couple of hours before writing this we had the privilege of walking our youngest grand-daughter Milly to school. This is just her third week there and she happily skips along beside us holding our hands.… Read More

DT 27889

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27889

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I found this one somewhat lacklustre. Do let us know how you got on and give us your rating.

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 27888

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27888

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Good morning everybody and welcome to today’s edition of Big Dave’s Crossword Blog.

Last night in order to remind myself how much I dislike TV I watched the “must see” programme about Whales.… Read More

DT 27886

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27886

Hints and tips by Digby

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Having been lurking in the Blogger’s Back Room for many months it was indeed a pleasure to been asked by Himself to brush away the cobwebs and get back on the keyboard.… Read More