Author Archives: crypticsue

ST 2861

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2861

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 14th August

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

 

 

Solving this enjoyable Sunday puzzle took me slightly longer than normal, with the Down clues falling into place quicker than the Acrosses.  … Read More

MPP 051 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 051

August 2016

A Puzzle by Radler

This Radler puzzle was one of his more difficult, so many congratulations to our August winner Crucifer who can choose one of the Daily Telegraph Puzzle Books published by Hamlyn as their prize.

The completed grid will reveal a question and, with a little searching, its answer.   The question, found in the letters of the top row – WHODUNIT – was easy to find, the answer took a lot longer to be discovered. … Read More

NTSPP – 341

NTSPP – 341

A Puzzle by Vigo

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Toughie 1659

Toughie No 1659 by Notabilis

Hints and Tips by crypticsue

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

The list of Toughie setters hadn’t been updated overnight so it was with a certain amount of trepidation, that I stood outside the local shop, opened the paper and found that I’d got a Notabilis Toughie to review, whereupon apprehension immediately transformed into delight.… Read More

DT 28192

Daily Telegraph No 28192

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 13th August 2016

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

Saturday puzzles do seem to be getting a little bit trickier these days – well I found this one put up more than a fight than some.… Read More

ST 2860

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2860

A full review by crypticsue
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This puzzle was published on Sunday 7th August
BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

 

Another superb crossword – this one had everything – lurkers, a typical Virgilius clue which I marked as my favourite (15d), some splendid d’oh moments  (including my runner up, 23d) and even a “I bet Brian won’t like this”  – what more could a solver and blogger ask for on a Sunday morning?… Read More

NTSPP – 340

NTSPP – 340

A Puzzle by Chalicea

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DT 28180

Daily Telegraph No 28180

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 30th July 2016

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BD Rating – Difficulty **- Enjoyment ***

I found this a smidge trickier than the usual Saturday offering.

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NTSPP – 338

NTSPP – 338

A Puzzle by Radler

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DT 28174

Daily Telegraph No 28174

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 23rd July 2016

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BD Rating – Difficulty *- Enjoyment ***

A perfect Saturday puzzle for a lovely hot summer’s day when there were so many other things calling for my attention, not least the garden swing seat!.… Read More