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ST 2903

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2903

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 11th June

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

Another splendid Sunday crossword – I’ll pick the double lurker 15a as my Across favourite and 8d as my Down favourite… Read More

MPP – 061 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 061

June 2017

The Birthday Blog Puzzle by Omnia

 

 

 

At the blog’s birthday bash, Tilsit asked the attendees to provide clues for a puzzle he had specially created.   It took a while, with further requests for clue writing sent out, but eventually the crossword was published as the June 2017 MPP. 

The instructions told us that ‘a number of answers are regularly featured in 1 across.… Read More

NTSPP – 384

NTSPP – 384

A Puzzle by Radler

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DT 28450

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28450

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 10th June

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Thank you to Mister Ron for this Saturday prize puzzle. Sorry I can’t remember more about it but I wasn’t expecting to blog it!.… Read More

DT 28444

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28444

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 4th June/strong

BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment **

Another read and write average Saturday puzzle, for me just being saved by the smile induced by 18d… Read More

Toughie 1823

Toughie No 1823 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

What we have today is a rare sighting of a Telegraph Toughie crossword that does what it says on the tin. A challenging  solve, with plenty of entertainment along the way, requiring a serious amount of thought to both solve the clues and then parse/explain them.  … Read More

DT 28438

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28438

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 27th May

BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ***

A read and write Saturday puzzle so I bet the postman delivering the competition entries to DT Towers had quite heavy load this week… Read More

ST 2900

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2899

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 21st May

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Splendid clues of which my particular favourite has to be 6d and a crossword that’s a joy to solve and review – it must be Sunday!… Read More

NTSPP – 381

NTSPP – 381

Beefsteak by Chalicea

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ST 2899

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2899

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 14th May

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Sundays wouldn’t be the same without a Virgilius puzzle to solve.… Read More