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 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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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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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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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.

DT 27518

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27518

Hints and tips by Gazza

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It’s very pleasant weather and it’s nice to be able to sit outside to solve the crossword. There’s nothing really exceptional about this one (except possibly the enumeration of 12d). What did you think?

DT 27512

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27512

Hints and tips by Gazza

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We have a fairly typical Tuesday puzzle with nothing very obscure. I quite enjoyed it – how about you?

DT 27506

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27506

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We have a pretty straightforward puzzle today without much to get excited about. Do let us know what you thought and how you got on.

DT 27500

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27500

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I enjoyed this puzzle but when solving it I was struck by how dated the references are (the movie actor died in 1940, the Mitford girl died in 1948, the jazz pianist was at his peak in the 1940s and 1950s, the cartoon character didn’t survive into the 1960s and the Rolling Stones’ song was first recorded in 1966). Personally I don’t mind this at all – I have a better knowledge of the old times than I do of current ‘yoof’ culture – but is it the way to attract younger solvers? Your views on this and anything else are welcome as always.