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ST 2784

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2784

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 22nd February 2015

A Sunday morning treat full of double delights.

 

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.  You can also add your assessment by selecting from one to five stars at the bottom of the post.… Read More

NTSPP – 264

NTSPP – 264

Sing a Song of Sixpence by Radler

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MPP 033 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 033

February 2015

Mousetrap – A puzzle by Prolixic

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Prolixic returns to the MPP slot, this time with a puzzle that required you to have heard of the game Mousetrap.   People like me who had played the game were at a distinct advantage when finding the nine component parts of the game hidden in the solutions to the puzzle.… Read More

DT 27725

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27725

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty */**Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 14th February 2015

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DT 27719

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27719

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 7th February 2015

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ST 2781

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2781

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 1st February 2015

I had to go out specially to buy the Sunday paper as it was so cold in the spare room that our printer refused to work.   Well worth the four mile round trip as all the things you expect in a Sunday crossword were there in abundance.… Read More

DT 27713

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27713

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 31st January 2015

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ST 2780

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2780

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 25th January 2015

Once again, it is my turn to think of something original to say to introduce a review of a Virgilius Sunday puzzle.   One of those crosswords that seemed to take longer to solve than it actually did, this one has all the usual trademark clues, and includes that splendid word ‘serendipitous’.… Read More

NTSPP – 260

NTSPP – 260

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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DT 27701

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27701

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 17th January 2015

An improvement to recent Saturday prize puzzles –  an enjoyable solve with a couple of clues needing extra thought  – I actually circled three clues I ‘liked’ which is a rare event for a back page puzzle.  … Read More