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 27781

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27781

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I thought that this was a bit meatier than we usually get on Tuesdays and I enjoyed it (or possibly I’m just in a good mood because of the lovely weather we’re enjoying).… Read More

DT 27775

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27775

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I thought that this was a fairly typical Tuesday puzzle with nothing too tricky or too exciting. Do let us have your verdict.

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 27769

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27769

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This is a pretty straightforward puzzle from the Tuesday Mr Ron who is keen on American names and references. Do let us know your thoughts.

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 27763

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27763

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I probably took longer than I should have to solve this puzzle because when I’d finished I couldn’t see why I’d been held up. I put it all down to a night of little sleep including getting up to check that the loud noises from outside were just dustbins and other bits and pieces being blown around rather than my roof being torn off.… Read More

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