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ST 3061

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3061

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This puzzle was published on 21st June 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! When I came to review this I realised I hadn’t quite finished it with a cuppa before an early Sunday morning round of golf which makes it at least a *** for difficulty and a fair degree of emjoyment for me.. Continue reading “ST 3061”

DT 29395

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29395

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 20th June 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

It was obvious fairly early on to guess which setter was responsible for this Saturday Prize Puzzle, Continue reading “DT 29395”

ST 3060

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3060

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 14th June 2020

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

MOrning All! We are back in the saddle with the Prize Puzzles so I am back too! This was a run of Sunday puzzles that were very much on the straightforward side for me but as usual there are some fine clues with amusing surface readings. Continue reading “ST 3060”

ST 3048

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3048

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This puzzle was published on 22nd March 2020

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

Morning All!
Welcome to the last weekend Prize Puzzle review for the foreseeable. Due to the continuing COVID-19 saga (and it IS becoming a saga!), Chris Lancaster and his team have taken the (correct in my opinion) decision to temporarily halt the submissions for prize puzzles as it is unfair to ask a member of the team to drive into a location and wade through the myriad potentially infected postal submissions . Clearly not everyone can submit online so the sensible thing to do is suspend the prize element. Continue reading “ST 3048”

DT 29305

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29305

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 7th March 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! – A fairly straightforward Saturday puzzle with some very nice surface readings..

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ST 3045

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3045

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This puzzle was published on 1st March 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All! I very much enjoyed this dspite the plethora of double definitions.

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DT 29299

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29299

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 29th February 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! – Anyone else notice the serendipidity of puzzle number 29299 on the 29th? There was a clue that I hated on the day (4d – my fault!) which was more than made up for by three terrific clues in my opinion.

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ST 3044

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3044

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 23rd February 2020

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! THis was a fun 2 star difficulty solve that might have involved a boiled egg in between starting and finishing.

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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”