Category Archives: Tilsit

NTSPP – 047 (Review)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 047

A Puzzle by Tilsit

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I solved this on New Year’s Day in dribs and drabs whilst lying in bed suffering from man flu feeling as though I had the collective hangover of the nation – which was very unfair as I had not had a drop to drink the night before! As result, I think that I found this harder than usual. Revisiting the crossword today for the review, it all seems a lot simpler.

As usual Tilsit has produced an excellent crossword with lots to savour. My favourite clues were 23/24a, 10a and 3d.

NTSPP – 047 (Comments)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 047

A Puzzle by Tilsit

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Welcome to the forty seventh in our series of weekly puzzles.

Tilsit finished this one off from his hospital bed in Huddersfield!

NTSPP – 031 (Review)

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NTSPP – 031 (Comments)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 031

A Puzzle by Tilsit & Prolixic

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Welcome to the thirty first in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week’s puzzle is from our very own Tilsit, with help from Prolixic.

NTSPP – 014 Comments

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 014

A Puzzle by Prolixic & Tilsit

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Welcome to the fourteenth in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have a timely puzzle jointly compiled by Prolixic and Tilsit.

NTSPP – 009 Review

NTSPP – 009 Review

Spot the Links by Tilsit

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

Given the preamble’s listing of 7 “true” and 4 “sort of” theme answers, plus the task of identifying extra words in all but one of the clues, I feared this was going to be a nightmare to solve, but it turned into a puzzle of moderate difficulty and some exceptionally imaginative clue-writing. I really do hope Tilsit has some more puzzles in the bank because if they’re anything like this we’re in for bags of fun in the tradition of the best cryptic crosswords.

NTSPP – 009

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 009

Spot the Links by Tilsit

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Welcome to the ninth in our series of weekly puzzles.

Ages ago, before the start of this series, Tilsit promised to write a puzzle for the blog. Well, at long last here it is!

There is a theme, which is particularly appropriate for this weekend (I’ll say no more before I give the game away). What I will say is that you must read the preamble before starting – if you don’t you may finish up scratching your head for quite a while.