Category Archives: Saturday

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

DT 28114

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28114

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 14th May 2016

Morning All! Thanks to crypticsue for all the help recently – I have had issues multiple. This was another in a line of extremely easy prize puzles that have not yielded much fun.… Read More

DT 28108

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28108

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 7th May 2016

For once the backpage crossword actually appeared on the back of the paper last Saturday.  I found it an interesting mix of the old friend, the ‘I wonder what our overseas solvers will make of this one?’ and a grid in which even I, a long-standing non-noticer of grids,  couldn’t fail to spot the double unches. … Read More

DT 28102

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28102

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 30th April 2016

I’d say this slightly trickier than usual  Saturday puzzle was a Mysteron production .   There appeared to be quite a bit of two of the same clue type in a row and a mistake in 17d.… Read More

DT 28096

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28096

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 23rd April 2016

Morning All! Quite s straightforward solve but with some fun clues.… Read More

DT 28090

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28090

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 16th April 2016

Apparently this crossword didn’t take me long to solve.   Bashing out a quick review has revealed that there seems to be an awful  lot of inserting something into something else

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DT 28084

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28084

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 9th April 2016

It is really difficult to find something new and original to say about a Saturday Prize Puzzle as most weeks they are exactly what is required to encourage both  new solvers and hopeful long-time entrants in the competition to win a Daily Telegraph pen.  … Read More

DT 28078

Dailay Telegraph Cryptic No 28078

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 2nd April 2016

A fairly typical Saturday puzzle to encourage both newcomers to the world of cryptic crosswords and those trying to win a Daily Telegraph pen.… Read More

DT 28072

Dailay Telegraph Cryptic No 28072

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 26th March 2016

Morning All! This just about wandered into 3 star territory for me but there were some fine clues in my opinion.… Read More

DT 28066

Dailay Telegraph Cryptic No 28066

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 19th March 2016

Morning All! This was another quick solve. I found it fairly fun with a few easy clues to get people started.… Read More

DT 28060

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28060

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 12th March 2016

Apart from all the comments about 3d, this Saturday puzzle proved to be fairly average Saturday fare  – just a shame the clue types weren’t mixed up a bit – there’s an awful lot of ‘take a letter off’ in the Acrosses and several anagrams in a row in the Downs.… Read More