Category Archives: Tuesday

Currently Tuesday does not appear to have a regular setter, although Shamus usually features on alternate weeks. Until Autumn 2010 the other slot featured Ray T most of the time.

DT 27757

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27757

Hints and tips by Gazza

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We crossword solvers are a demanding lot – we want a puzzle that puts up a bit of a fight, ideally gives us a couple of laughs but finally submits so that we get a sense of achievement.… Read More

DT 27751

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27751

Hints and tips by Gazza

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On the plus side most of the clues here are concise with smooth surface readings, but it doesn’t really put up much of a challenge. I know that the puzzles are meant to get harder as the week progresses so we can’t complain too much about the Tuesday one being pretty easy, but even so I finished this with a vague sense of being short-changed.… Read More

DT 27745

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27745

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This one was quite enjoyable without raising too much of a sweat. 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 27739

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27739

Hints and tips by Gazza

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The top half of this one went in very quickly but then I slowed up considerably at the bottom, primarily because both 19a and 17d were new terms for me and had to be prised out.… Read More

DT 27733

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27733

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Well, last Tuesday’s plea for the setter to reveal his or her identity fell on deaf ears. Today’s puzzle has a different feel so perhaps we’ll be lucky this week.… Read More

DT 27727

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27727

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Tuesdays seem to be the poor relations in the Telegraph crossword week. Rufus has a host of followers on Mondays, discriminating solvers swear by Jay on Wednesdays, Ray T arouses strong feelings (mostly favourable) on Thursdays and Giovanni has his dedicated band of aficionados on Fridays.… Read More

DT 27721

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27721

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This puzzle wasn’t quite as easy as last Tuesday’s but it shouldn’t really detain anyone too long from moving on to the Toughie/getting to grips with the chores of the day (delete as appropriate).… Read More

DT 27715

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27715

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This shouldn’t really cause many problems – I can’t remember ever having blogged a puzzle which fell quite as much into the ‘read and write’ category. On the plus side all the wordplay is clear and fair and the puzzle should appeal to anyone starting out in cryptic solving.… Read More

DT 27709

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27709

Hints and tips by Gazza

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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.… Read More

DT 27703

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27703

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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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.… Read More