Author Archives: crypticsue

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

MPP 032 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 032

January 2015

A puzzle by Radler

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The ‘casting of the sacred runes’  (thank you Mrs BD) has resulted in a second MPP win for Pegasus – congratulations to him.   He wins a choice of Telegraph Puzzle Books from Hamlyn.   All we had to do was find all the hidden money in the grid and add it up to get the sum of £1,633.01 – if you didn’t get the right total, all is revealed at the end of the review.… Read More

NTSPP – 258

NTSPP – 258

Happy Birthday by Alchemi

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DT 27695

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27695

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **  Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 10th January 2015

A fairly average Saturday puzzle… Read More

ST 2777

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2777

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 4th January 2015

 

I like Sundays for lots of reasons –  an important one being that you know you are going to get a wonderful puzzle to solve, full of inventiveness and d’oh moments, and this one was no exception.… Read More

NTSPP – 257

NTSPP – 257

A Puzzle by Hieroglyph

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DT 27689

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27689

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***  Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 3rd January 2015

This prize crossword appeared in the paper at the end of a strange week when the Telegraph back page puzzles were, for me and quite a few other solvers anyway, relatively trickier than ‘normal’.   … Read More

ST 2776

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2776

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 28th December 2014

 

Another fine start to Sunday morning solving, thank you Virgilius.… Read More

DT 27683

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27683

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 27th  December 2014

Another straightforward puzzle with quite a few cryptic definitions.… Read More

DT 27678

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27678

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 20th  December 2014

I was in a minority of people who found solving this puzzle a doddle on the day which suited me as I had a lot of other pre-Christmassy stuff to do. It was nice and easy to explain for reviewing purposes too.… Read More