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ST 2767 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2767 (Hints)

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a number of the more difficult clues and provide hints for them.

NTSPP – 246

NTSPP – 246

Sloggers & Betters by Elgar

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DT 27624

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27624

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 18th October 2014

This Cephas puzzle was solved on the High Speed train to London on Saturday morning. Later in the day, it turned out that our setter and I both achieved the same position in our respective heats in the Times Crosswords Championships, which must mean something but neither of us is quite sure what!

ST 2765

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2765

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 12th October 2014

Another great Sunday crossword – solving it took me slightly longer than usual, hence the 3* difficulty rating.

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ST 2764

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2764

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 5th October 2014

A lovely sunny Sunday, and to make the day even better, a superb Sunday puzzle from Virgilius. So much to enjoy in this one, quintuple definitions, words hidden three times, topical references, I could go on and on… perhaps I’d better just keep Kath happy and say my top favourite was 6d.

NTSPP – 244

NTSPP – 244

A Puzzle by Alchemi

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Toughie 1270

Toughie No 1270 by Excalibur

One for the bird’s … or do I mean birds?!

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

A typical Excalibur puzzle to fill the Tuesday ‘Toughie’ slot.

DT 27606

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27606 A full review by crypticsue + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment *** This puzzle was published on Saturday, 27th September 2014 Congratulations to the Saturday Mysteron who, if my reading of the Nina – complete […]

DT 27600

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27600

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 20th September 2014

Thanks to Cephas for a perfect puzzle for a hectic Saturday – no time at all to solve this pangram with several of the cryptic definitions earning it a whole extra enjoyment star.

ST 2761

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2761

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 14th September 2014

I do like Sunday mornings – a little lie-in and then the best crossword of the week to solve, and then (because I am a girl and we always get our homework done early!) to enjoy all over again in the afternoon if it is my turn to draft the review. A lovely mix of clues – all the Virgilius trade mark clues were there – and my favourite has to be 24d.

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