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ST 3028

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3028

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This puzzle was published on 3rd October 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All! I found this a thoroughly fun puzzle to solve in a 2 star time and feel that Mr Halpern is consistently hitting the spot in the Sunday spot after (as I recall) some howls of protest at the start. Thanks to him for maintaining a style and level that appeals as the Sunday puzzle did under the previous auspices of Mr Greer. Continue reading “ST 3028”

DT 29186

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29186

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This puzzle was published on 19th October 2019

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

Morning All! This was about a 3 star solve for difficulty but I appreciated some very nice clues upon reviewing. It also seemed like a large number of Double Definitions!

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ST 3025

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3025

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This puzzle was published on 20th October 2019

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

Morning All! I’m not sure on the solving time for this as I had an evening with the Legend that is Alice Cooper on Thursday, day off on Friday (obvs!) and then golf and a Beer Festival in Eastbourne on Sturday evening. All seems pretty straightforward during the review,but I thought that there were some lovely, simple clues that told a great story!

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DT 29180

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29180

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This puzzle was published on 12th October 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I solved this after a top Alice Cooper gig on the Thursday and don’t remember too much difficulty!

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ST 3024

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3024

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This puzzle was published on 6th October 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Some fine clues uoon reviewing and some very solid clue creations to commit to memory for the beginner. The solving time was fairly quick for me but a couple of clues did pull me up for a while.

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DT 29138

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29138

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This puzzle was published on 28th August 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A fairly regular Saturday Puzzle whih was a quick solve and not quite a pangram.

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ST 3017

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3017

A full review by gnomenthang

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This puzzle was published on 18th August 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

 

Morning All! I solved this just inside my 2 star solving time and rather enjoyed it.

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DT29108

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29108

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This puzzle was published on 20th July 2019

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

Morning All! Some very nice surface readings here and about the right level of difficulty for a Saturday Prize Puzzle in my opinion.

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DT 29090

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29090

A full review by Gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 29th June 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This Prize Puzzle pangram provided a pleasant but short-lived solving experience. Typing the review reveals several ways of using the letter O and two different meanings for den

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