Author Archives: crypticsue

NTSPP – 313

NTSPP – 313

Birthday Puzzle by Prolixic

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ST 2832

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2832

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 24th January 2016

Another splendid Sunday puzzle – how does Virgilius keep up such a high standard? As she hasn’t made any comments since flying from New Zealand to Australia, I’m going to assume that Kath won’t be able to see this review, and so I’d like to have at least seven favourites please.… Read More

NTSPP – 311

NTSPP – 311

A Puzzle by Radler

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DT 28012

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28012

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 16th January 2016

I took a much longer time than usual to get to grips with this particular Prize Puzzle – had the cold weather made my brain freeze?… Read More

Rookie Corner – 093

A Puzzle by PaulT

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DT 28006

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28006

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 9thJanuary 2016

One for fans of anagrams and/or double definitions… Read More

ST 2829

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2829

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 3rd January 2016

Another splendid Sunday puzzle – even though Kath’s away, I think I’ll pick just one favourite and go for 10a because it increased my general knowledge, or should I choose 7d because it reminds me of my dad who could apparently never find a school cap that fitted… or ….… Read More

ST 2828

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2828

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 27th December 2015

Was it too much ‘Christmas’ that made me slow to get started on this one? Lots to enjoy within, some of the clues I really liked (for various reasons not all crossword related) were 20a, 8d and 26d.… Read More

Toughie 1525

Toughie No 1525 by Kcit

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

As is traditional, Gazza kindly offered me the chance to do an on the day Toughie review while I am on my Christmas/New Year break from work.   This time the email inviting me to do so came with the ‘rule’ that I had to decide before the setter’s name went up on the website.  … Read More

NTSPP – 307

NTSPP – 307

Christmas by Hydra

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