Category Archives: Saturday

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

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28540

A full review by Crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 23rd September 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I found the bottom of this Saturday Prize Crossword a lot harder than the top, and unusually for me, went into 3* difficulty time for a back-pager.… Read More

DT 28534

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28534

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 16th September 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

A Saturday pangram and, like most Saturdays, a few clues to bring out the ‘grumpies’. I haven’t got time to count but there do seem to be a lot of ‘insertions’, anagrams and even an anagram with an insertion too.… Read More

DT 28528

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28528

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 9th September 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

An enjoyable, if fairly short-lived solving experience, helped by the fact that I knew the nun and the cricketer and love splendid-sounding words like 4a.… Read More

DT 28522

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28522

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 2nd September 2017

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

Mister Ron certainly brought out the ‘it’s too difficult’ grumpies with this Saturday Prize Puzzle. I was one of the people who enjoyed having a bit more of a challenge on a Saturday morning, not to mention delighted to get a chance to blog a Mister Ron puzzle as he usually turns up when it’s Gnomethang’s turn on the Saturday review rota, so being holiday-stand-in does have its benefits :)Read More

DT 28516

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28516

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 26th August 2017

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

Some nice surface readings, three clues where you knew what to write in just looking at the grid/checking letters (4d, 5d and 6d) and what seems like an awful lot of ‘inserting’ going on, but with a number of different indicators ‘about’ being the only one used twice.… Read More

DT 28510

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28,510

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 19 August 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Solved between a day at the beach and a lovely meal with lots of visiting relatives (three different types of lasagne, since you ask).… Read More

DT 28468

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28462

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 1st July

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This Saturday puzzle didn’t take long to solve or draft the review, but I wonder whether people who weren’t looking at the clues as carefully as I was would notice the number of times in a row that particular types of clue were used.… Read More

DT 28462

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28462

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 24th June

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

Solved late in the day to the accompaniment of Alfie showing his Grandpa the best way to do jigsaw puzzles.… Read More

DT 28456

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28456

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 17th June

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I found this a fairly standard puzzle for a Saturday with a few enjoyable clues.… Read More

DT 28450

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28450

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 10th June

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Thank you to Mister Ron for this Saturday prize puzzle. Sorry I can’t remember more about it but I wasn’t expecting to blog it!.… Read More