Category Archives: Sunday

Brian Greer has been the regular Sunday setter since he took over from Nuala Considine on 12th April 2009. He is also known as Jed, Virgilius in the Independent and Brendan in the Guardian, and is a former crossword editor of The Times

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Sunday Cryptic No 2914

A full review by crypticsue

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

On the day this was published, I said that it was one of those puzzles where I really wished it was my turn to do the review, but that I’d probably get into trouble with the favourites police person as I had so many clues vying for the gold medal spot.… Read More

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Sunday Telegraph No 2913

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 20th August 2017

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

A Sunday puzzle that took me longer than usual to solve – I think one of the things that held up me was waiting for the penny to drop for 20d.… Read More

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Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2912

A full review by Crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 13th August 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

The only grump I had with this splendid Sunday crossword was the fact that the clue for 25a emerged from the printer on a separate piece of paper.… Read More

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Sunday Telegraph Cryptic 2911

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 6th August

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

The sun was shining, Virgilius provided us with another lovely Sunday prize puzzle – the East Kent courgette mountain was slowly being dealt with – a perfect day all round.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28498

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 5th August

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! This was a two star difficulty solve but a lot of fun.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. … Read More

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Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2910

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 30th July

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Another quick solve this week with some very good clues in my opinion.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. … Read More

DT 28492

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28492

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 29th July

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

Apart from mutterings about long gone actresses, this puzzle seemed to go down well on Saturday. Mr CS (who doesn’t do cryptic crosswords but quite often listens as I mutter away to myself) thought 10/11a was a brilliant clue.… Read More

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Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2909

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 23rd July

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I found this a very quick solve which curtailed my enjoyment a little bit.

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DT 28486

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28486

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 22nd July

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

I don’t know whether it is just me but I think Saturday puzzles have improved a bit lately. They still are straightforward enough to encourage lots of competition entries, but they have a little je ne sais quoi that makes them a bit more interesting to review, even though I do appear to have typed the words ‘..… Read More

ST 2908

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2908

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 16th July

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

Another fine Sunday puzzle – I think I’ll pick 11a as my favouritep>

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. … Read More