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 27865

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27865

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

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

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

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

Hints and tips by Gazza

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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

Hints and tips by Gazza

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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

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

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

DT 27835

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27835

Hints and tips by Gazza

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When I’m blogging I normally work out the Quickie pun first as a warm-up for the main event and today’s pun gave me hope that we were getting something a bit different in the back-page cryptic department.… Read More

DT 27829

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27829

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

There’s nothing too fearsome in this puzzle – or do you disagree? Do let us know how you got on and give us your verdict.

If you click on any of the areas showing ‘Click here!’ you’ll see the actual answer so only do that if you find that my hint is inadequate.… Read More

DT 27823

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27823

Hints and tips by Gazza

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This was more of a sprint than a marathon but I enjoyed it and thought it was pretty good for a Tuesday. No pangram, no theme, no Nina – just a straight cryptic crossword.… Read More

DT 27817

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27817

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Good morning from North Devon on what is another dark, cold, wet and thoroughly miserable June day. My mood wasn’t lightened much by this puzzle. It has a plethora of proper nouns, including a mini Poets’ Corner in the SW quadrant.… Read More

DT 27811

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27811

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Today’s grid is tailor-made for a Nina around the periphery but as far as I can see there isn’t one (unless you are better at spotting them than I am).… Read More