Category Archives: Saturday

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

DT 27594

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27594

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 13th September 2014

Morning All! A bit of a curate’s egg for me. A couple of excellent clues and a couple that I did not care for. Also a couple that made me think and laugh.

DT 27588

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27588

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 6th September 2014

Morning All! This was a reasonably straightforward but enjoyable puzzle from (I am guessing) Cephas. I managed to solve it after my delayed flight back from Belfast last night.

DT 27582

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27582

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty */*Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 30th August 2014

Were they to actually read this review, I feel sure that a couple of the usual suspects would disagree with my view that this was typically straightforward offering from the Saturday Mysteron.

DT 27576

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27576

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 23rd August 2014

A lot of moans and groans on the day about difficulty and enjoyment level, with comparisons being made with the previous week’s prize puzzle. Having written the reviews for both probably makes me in a good position to compare and contrast – I didn’t find a lot of difference – both took me the same time to solve and the enjoyment rating is the same. Spotting that this one is a pangram and smiling at some of the grumpy comments did add to the entertainment.

DT 27570

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27570

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 16th August 2014

I thought it was just me being exhausted after nearly two weeks of “holidaying” and Granny duties, but it turned out that quite a lot of other people thought this was a trickier than usual Saturday puzzle.

DT 27564

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27564

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 9th August 2014

Morning All! This didnt take long to solve, just into two star territory for me, but I really enjoyed it.

DT 27558

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27558

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 2nd August 2014

This Saturday Puzzle took me longer than usual to solve but I don’t really know why . My stand out favourite is 9d

DT 27552

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27552

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 26th July 2014

I was slow to get started with this one, but, in the end, thought it a fairly typical Saturday Prize Puzzle.

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.