Category Archives: Wednesday

Since the beginning of 2010, Wednesday’s regular setter is Jeremy Mutch who has visited the blog as Jay. During 2009, Jay set almost all the Thursday puzzles.

DT 27465

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27465

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

As expected, Jay delivers another enjoyable, accessible puzzle. A little over 1.5* difficulty for me, and 3* for enjoyment. Thanks Jay.

DT 27459

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27459

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

A straightforward puzzle, enjoyable as always from Jay, to whom thanks. A <1.5*/3* for difficulty/enjoyment.

DT 27453

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27453

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

An enjoyable puzzle with plain sailing all the way. 1.5*/3* for difficulty/enjoyment. Thanks Jay.

DT 27447

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27447

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Somewhere between 1.5-2* for difficulty and 3* for enjoyment. Thanks Jay.

DT 27441

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27441

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A straightforward and enjoyable puzzle, between 1.5-2* for difficulty and 3* for enjoyment. Thanks to Jay.

DT27435

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27435

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This shouldn’t pose a problem to many, but it was enjoyable, short as it was. A 1*/3* for difficulty/enjoyment. Thanks to Jay.

DT 27429

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27429

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

The northeast corner took a bit of time to crack, so I’d rate this slightly more than 2* for difficulty and 3* for enjoyment. Thanks to Jay.

DT 27423

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27423

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A slightly harder Wednesday puzzle, with a couple of clues holding me up a while in the NE corner. So, a slightly less than 2* for difficulty/3* for enjoyment. Thanks to Jay.

DT 27417

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27417

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

The usual enjoyable fare from Jay with no especially hard bits – a 1.5*/3* for difficulty/enjoyment. Thanks Jay.

DT 27411

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27411

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Scchua is away this week.

Greetings from Huddersfield Infirmary! I’m currently resident here after surgery yesterday and although feeling a bit grotty, have a large stock of crosswords and reading material to keep me amused.

Today’s offering from Jay was a nice pleasant stroll and wasn’t particularly overtaxing, probably what I need. It seemed to have a number of what I term ‘swap’ clues where part of an answer needs to have something replaced by an abbreviation or similar, as well as a fair few word sums, making it a nice test for someone getting into cryptics.