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 27674

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27674

Hints and tips by Gazza

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It’s always good practice for a setter to get his or her best clue in early because it gives the solver a warm feeling for the rest of the puzzle. Today’s setter certainly achieves that with 1a. Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More

DT 27668

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27668

Hints and tips by Gazza

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As is usual for Tuesdays there is nothing too scary in today’s puzzle. Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More

DT 27662

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27662

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Today’s Mr Ron (I have an idea who he is) has given us a more substantial puzzle than we had last Tuesday. Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More

DT 27656

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27656

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I can’t believe that there’ll be much need for the blog today – I found this the easiest back-pager for some time with several old chestnuts. The grid does look as if it should have a Nina running round the outside and I thought we might have one when I saw the word climbing the right-hand column but that was as far as it went.… Read More

DT 27650

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27650

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Today’s offering is characterised by three things – the grid has four pretty distinct puzzles, there are quite a few anagrams (nine by my count) and there are lots of cryptic definitions (several of them rather weak, in my opinion). Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More

DT 27644

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27644

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Good morning from a rain-sodden North Devon. I thought that this puzzle was pretty enjoyable – do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More

DT 27638

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27638

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This is a fairly typical puzzle by one of the Tuesday Mysterons – pretty straightforward but with not a great deal of pizzazz. Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More

DT 27632

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27632

Hints and tips by Gazza

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We have a fairly solid puzzle today – no great laughs but nothing to complain about (I’ve stopped complaining about the use of ‘on’ to mean ‘precedes’ in across clues such as 10a because it occurs so frequently). Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More

DT 27626

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27626

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Good morning from a very windswept North Devon. I thought that this enjoyable puzzle was pretty straightforward but the Telegraph Puzzles site has been showing four stars for difficulty all morning so I’ve compromised and given it 3*. Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More

DT 27620

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27620

Hints and tips by Gazza

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The top half of this one was pretty much read and write for me. I did slow up a bit in the bottom half (it’s the age you know) so that pushed the difficulty rating up to two stars. Do let us know what you thought of it and how you got on.… Read More