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 27895

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27895

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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 27889

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27889

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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 27883

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27883

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This seemed pretty straightforward without having a great deal of sparkle. 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 27877

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27877

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I would have finished this more speedily if I hadn’t initially put the wrong ending on 1a (I assumed that ‘figure’ was the Roman numeral for fifty) which had me scratching my head about 5d until the penny dropped.… Read More

DT 27871

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27871

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Today’s Mr Ron is the one who usually incorporates a few ‘North Americanisms’ in his puzzles. This one isn’t too tricky and, for me, it doesn’t have a lot of sparkle.… Read More

DT 27865

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27865

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I’ve got a pretty good idea as to the identity of today’s compiler (though I’m not going to spell it out in case I’m wrong). I thought this was quite tricky in places but I did enjoy it a lot.… Read More

DT 27859

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27859

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This is the type of puzzle that turns up regularly on a Tuesday. It’s straightforward, the clues are all fair and most of the surfaces are meaningful but it all seems a bit mechanical and I end up feeling that there’s something missing – it’s like eating naan bread without a curry.… Read More

DT 27853

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27853

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It’s the turn of the more interesting (to my mind) Tuesday setter this week. I would have given this three stars for difficulty but I spent some time, without success, trying to make 10a into something more than a cryptic definition.… Read More

DT 27847

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27847

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I thought that this was pretty straightforward but there may be a couple of problems lurking if you don’t know your England cricket captains or have never read Morte D’Arthur.… Read More

DT 27841

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27841

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Good morning from a sunny North Devon. I wasn’t overly impressed with this puzzle – there were a few good clues but much of it seemed somewhat mechanical with a number of chestnuts which are way past their sell-by date (e.g.… Read More