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DT 28665

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28665

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 17th February 2018

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

I didn’t have any problems with the NW corner, unlike other solvers on the day, but it did take me a smidge longer than I’d have expected for a Saturday puzzle.… Read More

MPP 069 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle 069

February 2018

A puzzle by Prolixic

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Congratulations to this month’s winner – Kitty –  who wins a Daily Telegraph Puzzle Book of her choice.

Sixteen solutions can be divided into four groups of related words. One entry from each group is highlighted by a * at the end of the clue.Read More

ST 2936

Sunday Cryptic No 2936

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 28th January 2018

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

Slightly trickier than usual, or perhaps it was just me being tired from a long day out on the Saturday?… Read More

DT 28647

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28647

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 27th January 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

One of those crosswords where you wonder if you’d have taken less time solving it if you hadn’t been on a train with loads of Brazilian schoolchildren all talking as loudly as they could.… Read More

ST 2935

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2935

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 21st January 2018

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

It is very hard to find something new and original to say about the lovely treats we get from Virgilius each Sunday.… Read More

NTSPP – 416

NTSPP – 416

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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DT28641

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28641

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 20th January 2018

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

I wasn’t entirely sure what I thought about this particular Prize Puzzle, both after I’d solved it and drafted the review.… Read More

MPP 068 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 068

January 2018

A Puzzle by Radler

 

Congratulations to Geoff Telfer who, having followed the instructions, worked out the anagrams and found the missing capital, entered the competition. Their name was drawn out of the electric hat by Mrs BD, soo they can now choose one of the Telegraph Crossword Puzzle Books as their prize.

The ten highlighted solutions may be anagrammed to form seven capital towns or cities.Read More

NTSPP – 414

NTSPP – 414

Winter City by Chalicea

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ST 2932

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2932

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 31st December 2017

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

Quite a lot of putting something inside something else again this week. My difficulty rating reflects the problems I had with a couple of bits of parsing.… Read More