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 27578

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27578

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Most of this one went in fairly quickly but I was held up by 9d and 15a (which I’d never heard of) so I’ve upped the difficulty level to three stars. Do you think that’s about right or am I way off track? Do let us know how you got on and what you thought.

DT 27572

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27572

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

This is fairly standard fare for a Tuesday – nothing too difficult and nothing too exciting. Do let us know how you got on and what you thought.

DT 27566

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27566

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I didn’t know the play at 13a but the wordplay is pretty clear. Other than that I had a slight hold-up in the NW corner but that was quickly resolved once I’d twigged that ‘stroke’ was a verb rather than a noun. Do let us know how you fared and what you thought.

DT 27560

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27560

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I didn’t have too many problems with this one once I’d corrected my spelling at 13d Do let us know how you fared and what you thought.

DT 27554

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27554

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I was held up in the NE corner which I found pretty tricky with two intersecting answers (10a and 7d) which I’d never heard of. Both of these are related to North America and I wonder whether today’s Mr Ron has transatlantic roots. Do let us know how you fared.

DT 27548

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27548

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I don’t wish to be 1a but I really didn’t find much to enjoy here – it all seemed very mechanical.

Do share your thoughts on your solving experience and tell us what you liked and didn’t like about the puzzle.

DT 27542

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27542

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

There are some good misdirections here and I enjoyed this puzzle a fair bit more than I usually do on a Tuesday. Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.

DT 27536

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27536

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment *

As Toro is unavailable today, Gazza has agreed to review the Toughie leaving me with this one. What do you say about a disappointing puzzle in which the answers were all write-ins? Answers in pencil on the back of a five-pound note will be gratefully received.

DT 27530

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27530

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Tuesdays don’t usually offer too much of a challenge and this one is no exception though I thought it was a smidgeon trickier than usual. Let us know how you got on.

DT 27524

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27524

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

As is fairly usual for Tuesdays this one offered no great difficulties although an extra word appears to have crept into 19a. Let us know how you got on.