Category Archives: Saturday

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

DT 28324

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28324

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 14th January

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Oh dear – normally I write the introduction at the same time as I draft the review on a Saturday afternoon, but for some reason I didn’t do so, and now it is Thursday evening and I can’t remember what I thought about the crossword.… Read More

DT 28318

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28318

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 7 January

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

 

Another Saturday, another Prize Puzzle, the only hold up for many of us being putting the wrong ‘underground deposit’ in 12d and then finding that 22a “wouldn’t work”

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DT 28312

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28312

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 31st December

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

 Morning All! I hope y’all had a cool Yule!. I should have been home for this puzzle but was unfortunately delayed in the sunshine due to fog at Sarfend airport.… Read More

DT 28306

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28306

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 24th December

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

 If you like cryptic definition clues and are fond of an anagram, this Christmas Eve offering would have suited you down to the ground.  … Read More

DT 28300

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28300

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 17th December

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Morning All! I found this an enjoyable solve in about the 2 star difficulty time range

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DT 28276

Daily Telegraph No 28276

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 19th November 2016

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

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one surprised by the increase in difficulty level of this week’s Saturday Prize Puzzle which certainly increased, for me anyway, the enjoyment factor too

 

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DT 28270

Daily Telegraph No 28270

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 12th November 2016

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BD Rating – Difficulty */**   Enjoyment **

The commenters on the day appeared to enjoy this puzzle but I’m afraid that once I’d groaned and filled in the solution to the ancient wrinkled chestnut that was 1a, I didn’t find an awful lot to cheer me up, so this Saturday Prize Puzzle wasn’t much of a birthday treat.… Read More

DT 28264

Daily Telegraph No 28264

A full review by gnomethang

This puzzle was published on 5th November 2016

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

Morning All! The difficulty was upped this week and I found the puzzle all the better for it.

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DT 28258

Daily Telegraph No 28258

A full review by gnomethang

This puzzle was published on 29th October 2016

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BD Rating – Difficulty **   Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I found this a quick solve with a few sticky and entertaining clues. In the end it came together quite quickly in about 2 star time fror me.… Read More

DT 28252

Daily Telegraph No 28246

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 22nd October 2016

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

Solved on the High Speed Train to London, while trying not to eavesdrop on the interesting conversation of three young American ladies over here on a year abroad as part of their degree studies. … Read More