Category Archives: Saturday

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

DT 27666

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27666

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 6th  December 2014

Morning All! A quite enjoyable solve, I thought, that didn’t take too long at all.… Read More

DT 27660

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27660

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 29th  November 2014

Morning All! The solution to the puzzle went in quite quickly but I found upon reviewing a number of clue types directly after each other. Maybe it is my solving style that is to blame!… Read More

DT 27654

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27654

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 22nd  November 2014

Lovely, straightforward start to my Saturday solving. The fact that there are six anagrams and, as Caravaggio commented “… this puzzle evoked memories of Saturday’s past”, I think this week it is thank you to Cephas rather than one of  the Saturday  Mysterons.… Read More

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 solve 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.… Read More

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… Read More

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.… Read More

DT 27630

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27630

A full review by crypticsue

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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.… Read More

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!… Read More

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.… Read More

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.… Read More