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MPP – 060 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 060

May 2017

A puzzle by Prolixic

Congratulations to Avril Lang, who successfully solved this double pangram and worked out which of the many and varied opportunities to create sentences from the solutions was the correct five words required for the answer – AMAZINGLY  FEW DISCOTHEQUES PROVIDE JUKEBOXES – sentences using a combination of these words were entered into the draw.  … Read More

NTSPP – 380

NTSPP – 380

A Puzzle by Silvanus

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NTSPP – 379

NTSPP – 379

A Puzzle by Radler

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DT 28420

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28408

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 29th April

BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ***

Another pleasant Saturday puzzle, which again didn’t take long to either solve or draft the review… Read More

DT 28414

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28408

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 29th April

BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ***

I found this fairly average, didn’t spot the typo in the 18d clue (corrected both on line and in this review) and for reasons I explain below, didn’t have any problem with 3d.… Read More

ST 2896

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2896

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 23rd April

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

A fine Sunday puzzle which didn’t take long to solve or draft the review which was helpful as I was simultaneously following my nephew’s progress in the London Marathon.… Read More

NTSPP – 377

NTSPP – 377

A Puzzle by Snape

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ST 2895

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2894

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 16th April

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

Another splendid Sunday offering – my favourite was 17a.… Read More

NTSPP – 376

NTSPP – 376

Poor Sport by Chalicea

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DT 28402

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28402

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 15th April

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

Another fairly typical Saturday Prize Puzzle… Read More