Category Archives: Saturday

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

DT 27707

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27707

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 24th January 2015

Morning All! A few head scratch moments here and a couple of pretty fairly weak cryptic or double definitions (as far as I was concerened).… Read More

DT 27701

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27701

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 17th January 2015

An improvement to recent Saturday prize puzzles –  an enjoyable solve with a couple of clues needing extra thought  – I actually circled three clues I ‘liked’ which is a rare event for a back page puzzle.  … Read More

DT 27695

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27695

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **  Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 10th January 2015

A fairly average Saturday puzzle… Read More

DT 27689

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27689

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***  Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 3rd January 2015

This prize crossword appeared in the paper at the end of a strange week when the Telegraph back page puzzles were, for me and quite a few other solvers anyway, relatively trickier than ‘normal’.   … Read More

DT 27683

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27683

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 27th  December 2014

Another straightforward puzzle with quite a few cryptic definitions.… Read More

DT 27678

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27678

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 20th  December 2014

I was in a minority of people who found solving this puzzle a doddle on the day which suited me as I had a lot of other pre-Christmassy stuff to do. It was nice and easy to explain for reviewing purposes too.… Read More

DT 27672

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27672

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 13th  December 2014

Quite a mixture of clues in this one, with several cryptic definitions which aren’t usually seen as much on Saturdays as they are in the week.… Read More

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