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DT 29257

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29257

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 11th January 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Quite a solid puzzle I thought for a Saturday. There were a few easy starter clues and a few that took a bit of unravelling..

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ST 3037

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3037

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 5th January 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Quite a tricky one I thought and I threw 6d in without a clue as to the parsing. Continue reading “ST 3037”

DT 29251

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29251

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 4th January 2020

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

Morning All! I quite enjoyed reviewing this as ther were some very nice surfacce readings and definitions in what look on firstt sight as straightforward clue. I do like a ‘less is more’ approach.

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ST 3036

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3036

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 29th December 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All and a belated Happy New Year! This one just crept into the 2 star territory for difficulty but was more interesting to review as I missed a few parsings on the clues that went straight in.

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DT 29234

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29234

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 14th December 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A very straightforward puzzle this week..

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ST 3033

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3033

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 8th December 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A pretty standard Sunday but I noticed an awful lot of insertions whilst reviewing.

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DT 29228

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29228

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 7th December 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Pretty standard fair for a Saturday with some nice surface readings and some good cryptic definitions.

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ST 3032

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3032

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 1st December 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A failry quick solve today but the review found some nice constructions that I missed when I threw the words in from checing letters and obvious definitions. Personally I think that I would have added an extra enjoyment star if the Defs had been a bit more oblique.

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DT 29210

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29210

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 16th November 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All! As mst people remarked on the day this was a rather gentle solve but there were some great surface readings and also a large number of very good cryptic defiitions.

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ST 3029

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3029

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 10th November 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Maybe I was a bit grumpy when I solved this but I didnt have aas much fun as solving recent Sunday puzzles. That said there was nothing to really beef or grouse about!. Continue reading “ST 3029”