Category Archives: Saturday

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

DT 27648

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27648

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 15th November 2014

I seem to solving Saturday puzzles differently to most commenters – last week I found the puzzle really straightforward and this week it took me much longer than usual to solve the crossword, although looking at it now, I have no idea why.

As for who set it – I’m going to go for a Saturday Mysteron, based on, amongst other things, noticing that there are only two anagrams (and Cephas usually gives us more) and seven double-definitions which doesn’t seem very Cephas-like either.

DT 27642

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27642

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 8th November 2014

Morning All! I only solved this last night but was very glad I did as I found it enjoyable and of a fair degree of difficulty

DT 27636

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27636

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 1st November 2014

Morning All! I’m fairly sure that this was a Cephas production. A couple of chestnuts and some good charades made it a pretty fair puzzle for all.

DT 27630

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27630 A full review by crypticsue + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment *** This puzzle was published on Saturday, 25th October 2014 A typical Saturday Mysteron puzzle, this time with some interesting insertion indicators.

DT 27624

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27624

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 18th October 2014

This Cephas puzzle was solved on the High Speed train to London on Saturday morning. Later in the day, it turned out that our setter and I both achieved the same position in our respective heats in the Times Crosswords Championships, which must mean something but neither of us is quite sure what!

DT 27618

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27618

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 11th October 2014

Morning All!. There were some lovely clues here but I found the amount of straight insertion clues to make the rest a bit of a write-in. Hence one star for the solving time.

DT 27612

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27612

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 4th October 2014

Morning All!. A puzzle that I really enjoyed. There were a few clues that caused a bit of trouble but the penny drop moments were well worth the effort.

DT 27606

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27606 A full review by crypticsue + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment *** This puzzle was published on Saturday, 27th September 2014 Congratulations to the Saturday Mysteron who, if my reading of the Nina – complete […]

DT 27600

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27600

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 20th September 2014

Thanks to Cephas for a perfect puzzle for a hectic Saturday – no time at all to solve this pangram with several of the cryptic definitions earning it a whole extra enjoyment star.

DT 27594

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27594

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 13th September 2014

Morning All! A bit of a curate’s egg for me. A couple of excellent clues and a couple that I did not care for. Also a couple that made me think and laugh.