Author Archives: crypticsue

ST 2804

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2804

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 12th July 2015

I was away visiting No 1 son and his family in Northern Ireland (see 18d below) when this puzzle was published so didn’t get have the pleasure of solving it until later in the week.  … Read More

NTSPP – 284

NTSPP – 284

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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DT 27845

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27845

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on 4th July 2015

I expect only a few of the people who commented on Saturday will read this review to find out that I disagree with the majority of them because I thought it was a nice easy solve (it probably helps that I love words such as the commotion in 3d).… Read More

NTSPP – 282

NTSPP – 282

A Puzzle by Radler

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DT 27839

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27839

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on 27th June 2015

The perfect crossword for a very busy day – I don’t think I noticed when I was solving but it becomes apparent when preparing the review that nine of the clues require the insertion of something into another word.… Read More

ST 2801

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2800

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 21st June 2015

One of those puzzles where you’re delighted to be the reviewer as it gives you a chance to enjoy it all over again.  … Read More

ST 2800

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2800

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 14th June 2015

Super Sunday stuff – – The 5* rating reflects the extra  fun that was had solving the wonderful 13d.… Read More

MPP 037 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 037

June 2015

A puzzle by Hieroglyph

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Providing you knew what a Nina represents in Crosswordland, this month’s prize puzzle question: “A 2d reveals a work by 16/18ac, who appears unclued. To enter, submit 16/18ac’s pseudonym” was very straightforward.… Read More

DT 27821

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27821

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 6th June 2015

As a fellow blogger, it is always interesting to look at Falcon’s National Post Cryptic Forum [use the Links tab above to take you to http://natpostcryptic.blogspot.co.uk/]  and see whether our views on particular crosswords coincide.  … Read More

DT 27815

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27815

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 30th May 2015

A straightforward Saturday offering – ideal for lovers of anagrams,  of which there are nine.… Read More