Category Archives: Saturday

Saturday’s puzzles alternate between Peter Chamberlain, who is also known as Cephas, and another setter

DT 28030

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28030

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 6th February 2016

The perfect crossword for a newcomer to the world of solving cryptic crosswords, although one has to feel sorry for the poor postman carrying all the competition entries into Telegraph Towers as the number of entries must have been 24a, as I wasn’t alone in finding this  one of the easiest Prize Puzzles ever.… Read More

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

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

DT 28000

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28000

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 2nd January 2016

Morning All! Something of a milestone number and a puzzle that I thought was very entertaining. The last couple of clues pushed it into 3-star difficulty.… Read More

DT 27994

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27994

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 26th December 2015

Evening All! I am really late on this review due to personal excesses over the Christmas and New Year Periods.… Read More

DT 27989

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27989

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 19th December 2015

Unlike most of the commenters on the day, it took me longer than usual to get on the setter’s wavelength, probably due to having half my brain working on various festive ‘things to do’.… Read More

DT 27983

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27983

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 12th December 2015

Typical Saturday crossword  –  whilst solving the puzzle,  I did notice  the number of times I had to remove a letter from  a word, but hadn’t quite realised how many anagrams there were until I typed the review.… Read More

DT 27977

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27977

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 4th December 2015

Morning All! – This one went in so quickly that I blinked and missed it. There was not too much to entertain apart from some nice anagram indicators.… Read More

DT 27971

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27971

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 28th November 2015

Gnomethang’s been delayed so here’s quickly bashed out review of last Saturday’s prize puzzle about which I remember little apart from the fact that it didn’t take me long to solve and explaining it in a hurry has been equally straightforward.… Read More

DT 27965

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27965

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 21st November 2015

Took me a teeny bit longer than usual on a Saturday but any puzzle that includes the wonderful word in 14a is fine by me.… Read More