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DT 27773

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27773

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 11th April 2015

One of those puzzles that seemed to take longer than it actually did to solve.  I’ll forgive the number of instances of ‘take a letter off’ clues as the anagram indicators are splendidly original this week.  … Read More

ST 2789

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2790

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 5th April 2015

Gnomethang’s on a golfing break in Spain this week, meaning that he misses out not only on the glorious hot sunshine here, but also his scheduled  opportunity to review this excellent crossword.  … Read More

DT 27767

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27767

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 4th April 2015

A couple to make you think, but apart from that, fairy standard Saturday fare.   I have my suspicions as to the setter, but I won’t say anything in case I am wrong again!… Read More

ST 2789

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2789

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 29th March 2015

Enjoyable as ever – what more can I say?

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.  You can also add your assessment by selecting from one to five best!… Read More

NTSPP – 269

NTSPP – 269

A Puzzle by Vigo

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DT 27761

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27761

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 28th March 2015

A fairly average Saturday puzzle as far as I can recall – the main source of comments being the problems people had with16a.… Read More

ST 2788

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2788

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 22nd March 2015

My turn to be the lucky blogger to review this splendid Sunday puzzle – hard to choose a favourite from so many great clues so I’ll just give a big thank you to Virgilius for my double treat.… Read More

NTSPP – 267

NTSPP – 267

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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DT 27749

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27749

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 14th March 2015

A fairly average Saturday puzzle – but could our setter be a Jane Austen fan??

 

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Read More

DT 27743

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27743

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 7th March 2015

I haven’t counted them but I did get the strong feeling while typing the explanations that there do seem to be a considerable number of charade-type clues in last Saturday’s Prize Puzzle.… Read More