Category Archives: Saturday

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

DT 27462

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27462

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 12th April 2014

The Saturday Mysteron seems to have upped the difficulty level for his last couple of appearances which for me anyway increases the enjoyment factor.

 

DT 27456

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27456

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 5th April 2014

A fairly typical Saturday puzzle – I did wonder whether a couple of the clues had been inspired by a visit to the zoo!

 

DT 27450

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27450

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 29th March 2014

Morning All!. I really enjoyed this offering from (I suspect) Cephas. It was a bit more tricky than average according to my solving time and all the better for it in my opinion.

DT 27444

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27444

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday 22nd March 2014

Morning All!. I think that this was a Cephas production. The usual quality of clues that I found quite entertaining.

DT 27438

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27438

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Saturday 15th March 2014

The Saturday Mysteron* in double definition mode this week, but with a couple of lovely &Lits too.

DT 27432

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27432

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday 8th March 2014

If you weren’t sure whether it was the turn of Cephas or the Mysteron to produce the Saturday Prize Puzzle, typing ‘anagram’ ten times while producing this review would certainly seem to confirm that it is the work of the former rather than the latter.

DT 27426

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27426

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on on Saturday, 1st March 2014

Morning All! This was a puzzle that looked tricky from a first glance for me but soon resolved itself successfully. A couple of unfamiliar words didn’t help me but that is my fault and not the fault of the setter!.

DT 27420

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27420

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I’m pretty sure that this is a Cephas production – some good anagram indicators to help with the surface readings and a couple of cryptic definitions that always make you smile (sometimes easy sometimes not!). Overall a quick but fun solve.

DT 27414

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27408

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

The Mysteron obviously noticed that Cephas didn’t have so many anagrams as usual last week, so he made up for it by giving us eight this week!

DT 27408

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27408

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I spent last Saturday afternoon in a nice pub in Bristol with my fellow bloggers telling me that ‘today’s puzzle wouldn’t take me long’. Trouble was I had to wait until the evening to solve it as I didn’t see it until I got back to the paper waiting for me at my brother’s house – the promised morning print-out having been swallowed by Gnomey’s printer. ‘They’ were right! I found it a slightly different Cephas crossword this week – there seemed to be more cryptic definitions than his usual sprinkling of anagrams