Author Archives: crypticsue

DT 28582

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28582

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 11th November 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Cephas provided us with a nice straightforward crossword which turned out to be a pangram too.

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ST 2924

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2924

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 5th November 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

The perfect level of difficulty for someone who’d had a tiring time in London the day before. My favourite was 5d.… Read More

NTSPP – 405

NTSPP – 405

Uncompounded by Chalicea

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SP – 002

Special Puzzle – 002

“Anniversary” by Prolixic

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DT 28576

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28576

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 4th November 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I solved this on the train to London opposite two very chatty foreign students who were discussing the ways of pronouncing English words with letter sounds such as Y or W as these sounds differed in their native (Danish and Dutch) languages,  thus making it  a little difficult for me  to concentrate on the crossword.… Read More

ST2923

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2923

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 29th October 2017

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

Some commenters wondered whether this was a Virgilius production but it does have a lurker and the usual dependence on inserting something into something else, so I’m going to disagree with them and say it was him just as it is every Sunday.… Read More

NTSPP – 404

NTSPP – 404

A Puzzle by Windsurfer

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DT 28570

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28570

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 28th October 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Mister Ron provided this particular Saturday Prize Puzzle. Lots to enjoy but if I’d had my test solving ‘how many of each type of clue’ sheet out, I might have found out exactly how many times, for example, I’d chopped some letters off to replace them with something else!… Read More

ST 2922

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2922

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 22nd October 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Some really splendid lurkers this week, the particular favourite being 24d but I’d have the other one 18a, and also 21a as runners up on the podium.… Read More

NTSPP – 403

NTSPP – 403

A Puzzle by Elgar

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