Category Archives: Saturday

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

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.

DT 27534

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27534

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 5th July 2014

Apart from being one of those puzzles that seemed to take a lot longer to solve than it did, this was a fairly average Saturday Mysteron production.

DT 27528

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27528

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 28th June 2014

Someone asked on Saturday how we know who the setter is – well Saturdays usually follow a pattern and this should be the turn of Cephas rather than the Mysteron. I have typed the word anagram seven times not including the one in this introduction, and so for me there is no doubt whatsoever that this was a Cephas prize puzzle.

DT 27522

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27522

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 21st June 2014

Definitely a curate’s egg for me. Some lovely clues and others that I thought were very unfair to non UK based solvers. OK for all but a Prixe Puzzle.