Category Archives: Saturday

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

DT 28600

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28600

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 2nd December 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This took me longer than usual for a Saturday solve but I did really enjoy the Thomas the Tank Engine references.… Read More

DT 28594

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28594

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 25th November 2017

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

A nice Mister Ron offering this week – no special favourites, a nice puzzle to both solve and then review.… Read More

DT 28588

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28588

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 18th November 2017

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

I really enjoyed this Mysteron Prize Puzzle – it had a certain something that was different to his usual Saturday offerings.… Read More

DT 28582

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28582

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 11th November 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Cephas provided us with a nice straightforward crossword which turned out to be a pangram too.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Read More

DT 28576

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28576

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 4th November 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I solved this on the train to London opposite two very chatty foreign students who were discussing the ways of pronouncing English words with letter sounds such as Y or W as these sounds differed in their native (Danish and Dutch) languages,  thus making it  a little difficult for me  to concentrate on the crossword.… Read More

DT 28570

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28570

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 28th October 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Mister Ron provided this particular Saturday Prize Puzzle. Lots to enjoy but if I’d had my test solving ‘how many of each type of clue’ sheet out, I might have found out exactly how many times, for example, I’d chopped some letters off to replace them with something else!… Read More

DT28564

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28564

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 21st October 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Not a read and write for me this week but I do have just one favourite clue 25a

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Read More

DT28558

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28558

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 14th October 2017

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

A smidge trickier than some Saturdays (or perhaps it was just the result of fitting it in to a very hectic Saturday).… Read More

DT 28552

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28552

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 7th October 2017

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

Morning All! Due to unforseen work commitments I am unable to get the review out until later this evening.… Read More

DT28540

 

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