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DT 29706

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29706

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This puzzle was published on 19 Jun 2021

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

Greetings from Kolkata. A really challenging Saturday puzzle from the setter yet enjoyable. I rejoiced in solving insofar as in writing thereafter a full review on it for your kind perusal and feedback. Continue reading “DT 29706”

ST 3111

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3111

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 06 Jun 2021

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

Greetings from Kolkata. I feel delighted in presenting to you the full review of yet another Sunday puzzle for your perusal and valuable opinion. Dada has given us this time a really challenging but enjoyable puzzle with few tricky clues amidst many impressive ones. Continue reading “ST 3111”

DT 29694

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29694

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 05 Jun 2021

BD Rating – ********

Greetings from Kolkata. Once again, I am delighted to write the full review of a Saturday puzzle for your kind perusal and valuable feedback.… Continue reading

ST 3109

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3109

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This puzzle was published on 23 May 2021

BD Rating – ******

Greetings from Kolkata. Once again, I have the pleasure of writing the full review of a Sunday puzzle for your kind reading and feedback. Dada has given us a very enjoyable and marvellous puzzle with some brilliant clues. Continue reading “ST 3109”

DT 29682

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29682

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 22 May 2021

BD Rating – ******

Greetings from Kolkata. Once again, I am delighted to write the full review of a Saturday puzzle for your perusal and valuable feedback. A really enjoyable puzzle from Cephas with some nice clues. Continue reading “DT 29682”

ST 3107

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3107

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 9th May 2021

BD Rating – ******

Greetings from Kolkata. Once again, I have the pleasure of writing the full review of a Sunday puzzle for your kind perusal. Dada has given us a fairly easy and straightforward puzzle with some outstanding clues. Continue reading “ST 3107”

DT 29670

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29670

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 8th May 2021

BD Rating – ******

Greetings from Kolkata. Looking at 10a, it’s actually the moon which we cannot see because we are facing the unlit half of it and which sets at sunset. It’s only due to the increase in size of the crescent that helps us to witness the crescent moon appearing the next evening and thence the moonset taking place after sunset. Continue reading “DT 29670”

ST 3105

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3105

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 25th April 2021

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

Greetings from Kolkata. I now present to you the full review of yet another Sunday puzzle for your kind perusal and opinion. Dada has penned some impressive clues with double and cryptic definitions that go on to adorn his pretty tough yet enjoyable puzzle. Continue reading “ST 3105”

DT 29658

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29658

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 24th Apr 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. I now present to you the full review of yet another Saturday puzzle for your kind perusal. Don’t know who the setter is, but surely a pleasantly straightforward and enjoyable puzzle. Continue reading “DT 29658”

ST 3103

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3103

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 11th April 2021

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

Greetings from Kolkata. I now have the pleasure of writing the review for a puzzle of the Sunday Telegraph. While going through 12a, I really started looking back to the good old days of my childhood of 1967 when I got double promotion to a higher class for the second time. The new books had already been bought when, one day, within the first week of the commencement of our class, I was taken from my class on the ground floor to a room on the first floor where Mrs. Wainwright, our School Principal, began to put me to various types of tests and from there, after some time, I was taken to Class II on the first floor itself. A new list of books to be purchased was handed over to me. But I did not discard my previous English book. It had the rhyme, “Jack Sprat could eat no fat. His wife could eat no lean …” with a big cartoon showing a lean Jack Sprat pushing a cart in which his fatty wife with chubby cheeks, occupying almost the entire space, sat facing him. At home, I used to open that book quite often to have a glimpse of those ‘strange’ chubby cheeks. Continue reading “ST 3103”