Category Archives: Saturday

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

DT 27893

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27893

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on 29th August 2015

Fairly average Saturday puzzle – well I thought so anyway.… Read More

DT 27887

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27887

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on 22nd August 2015

A particularly 12a crossword, even for a Saturday, which left bloggers like me who can edit comments with a bit of a dilemma – when four people commented without taking notice of the instructions in the  Big Red Box, would xxxing out the offending word give more away than leaving well alone?… Read More

DT 27881

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27881

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on 15th August 2015

I’ve been trying to remember why I enjoyed this Mysteron puzzle more than some Saturdays, but there’s a lot happened in the interim so I’m not sure whether it was just because it was a smidge trickier than usual Saturday puzzles.… Read More

DT 27875

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27875

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on 8th August 2015

I returned from a super day at the beach, having solved this crossword there in a tiny bit more than my normal ‘straightforward puzzle’ time, whilst having a conversation with one of my nieces as to why she should add Sicily to her list of places to visit one day, and was very surprised to find that the majority of commenters found this particular Saturday puzzle difficult.… Read More

DT 27869

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27869

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on 1st August 2015

As usual, I am at odds with quite a few of the views expressed on publication day – I enjoyed solving this puzzle, partly because it wasn’t as straightforward as Saturday puzzles usually are – although  I could have done without the earworm produced by 29a.… Read More

DT 27863

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27863

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on 25th July 2015

An ‘entry level’ puzzle that pleased many on the day.… Read More

DT 27857

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27857

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on 18th July 2015

Morning All! There were a few clues that annoyed me whilst reviewing this puzzle (I left it unfinished on Saturday and came back to it on Thursday night) .… Read More

DT 27851

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27851

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on 11th July 2015

Morning All! I found this a pretty standard difficulty puzzle for Saturday just falling in the two star difficulty. There were plenty of easy clues to get you started and a few to make you think.… Read More

DT 27845

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27845

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on 4th July 2015

I expect only a few of the people who commented on Saturday will read this review to find out that I disagree with the majority of them because I thought it was a nice easy solve (it probably helps that I love words such as the commotion in 3d).… Read More

DT 27839

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27839

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on 27th June 2015

The perfect crossword for a very busy day – I don’t think I noticed when I was solving but it becomes apparent when preparing the review that nine of the clues require the insertion of something into another word.… Read More