Author Archives: crypticsue

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

ST 2797

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2797

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 24th May 2015

The usual great Sunday ‘service’ from Virgilius.… Read More

NTSPP – 277

NTSPP – 277

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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ST 2796

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2796

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 17th May 2015

Although you solve the Sunday crossword and parse as you go along (or when you’ve finished),  there’s always another bit of cleverness that you only spot when you’re the lucky person doing the review. … Read More