Author Archives: crypticsue

NTSPP – 346

NTSPP – 346

A Puzzle by Hieroglyph

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DT 28222

Daily Telegraph No 28222

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 17th September 2016

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

A Saturday puzzle which didn’t take long either to solve or type the review.… Read More

ST 2865

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2865

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 11th September

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

I enjoyed myself greatly while solving this crossword, with a whole galaxy of stars by clues I liked, although I’ve settled on one favourite just to keep the favourite-policeperson happy.  … Read More

MPP 052 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 052

September 2016

A Puzzle by Prolixic

Once solved, this crossword revealed a Nina around the perimeter, the instructions contained within to be used to find out what the Gloriana did (Conman seeing what the Gloriana did). and then submit an entry to this month’s competition.   If you didn’t manage to spot the Nina, all is revealed at the bottom of this review.… Read More

NTSPP – 345

NTSPP – 345

A Puzzle by Radler

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ST 2864

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2864

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 4th September

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Another super Sunday crossword – although I didn’t notice until I started to type this review how many examples of clue types follow one after the other, eg the insertions in 8a, 10a and 11a, and the anagrams in 12a, 13a etc.  … Read More

NTSPP – 344

NTSPP – 344

Run Down by Phibs

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DT 28204

Daily Telegraph No 28204

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 27th August 2016

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

I think it was the abundance of ten letter words that made solving this puzzle take longer than usual, although with the addition of some ‘old friends’ and some very obvious wordplay for other clues, I should probably have finished it off sooner than I did.… Read More

DT 28198

Daily Telegraph No 28198

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 20th August 2016

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BD Rating – Difficulty **- Enjoyment ***

Another Saturday, another fairly straightforward crossword – although I have to say that hoping it was going to be a pangram did help with solving my last one, 20a, as I’d never heard of this type of cover.… Read More

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