Category Archives: Saturday

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

DT 27546

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27546

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 19th July 2014

A pretty straightforward puzzle with some good surface readings. I enjoyed this one.

DT 27540

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27540

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 12th July 2014

Emergency stand-in blogger here so I can’t remember how difficult I found this as my solved grid is at home. I do remember it didn’t seem like a Cephas puzzle, although it was in theory ‘his’ week.

DT 27534

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27534

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 5th July 2014

Apart from being one of those puzzles that seemed to take a lot longer to solve than it did, this was a fairly average Saturday Mysteron production.

DT 27528

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27528

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 28th June 2014

Someone asked on Saturday how we know who the setter is – well Saturdays usually follow a pattern and this should be the turn of Cephas rather than the Mysteron. I have typed the word anagram seven times not including the one in this introduction, and so for me there is no doubt whatsoever that this was a Cephas prize puzzle.

DT 27522

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27522

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 21st June 2014

Definitely a curate’s egg for me. Some lovely clues and others that I thought were very unfair to non UK based solvers. OK for all but a Prixe Puzzle.

DT 27516

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27516

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 14th June 2014

A slightly trickier prize puzzle from Cephas this week. My favourite was the nicely defined and well-hidden 8d.

DT 27510

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27510

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 7th June 2014

I found this a particularly straightforward offering from the Saturday Mysteron, so was a little surprised to find when I visited the blog, that others had found the top half of the crossword significantly harder than the bottom.

DT 27504

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27504

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 31st May 2014

I solved this enjoyable pangram while my lovely grandson was having his Saturday morning nap – his idea of ‘helping’ Granny with crosswords was to take away the pen, chew it for a bit and then throw it across the room!

DT 27498

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27498

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 24th May 2014

Morning All!. I solved this after a good day at Wentworth watching the golf. There were some lovely clues here but too many charades, I felt. The lack of variation was apparent when blogging in order.

DT 27492

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27420

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 17th May 2014

Morning All!. This was a pretty quick solve even for a Saturday prize puzzle. Not much to complain about for me but nothing really stood out either.