Hi all. Thanks to Teazel for an enjoyable puzzle. It’s always nice to see 11d and hope it delighted some solvers who hadn’t seen it before. Timewise I was about a minute less than average, or normal for a Monday. How did you find it?
20:20. I found this very tricky, with a few answers that were completely beyond my ken and needed to be carefully constructed from wordplay. Excellent stuff though as always.
Greetings, barred-grid fans! I really enjoyed solving this puzzle, since it was the intersection of doing the puzzle, having a gin and tonic, and watching a broadcast of the Joan Collins movie Empire of the … Read more “Mephisto 3299 – Robert Teuton”
Hello again. This Jumbo I thought was fairly easy, with no nho’s at all, and a steady solve in under an hour. What did you think? Please, do feel free to ask questions or comment … Read more “Times Cryptic Jumbo 1643 – 11 November 2023”
This was fun. The setter’s tongue was firmly in their cheek on a few clues!
54:45. This is the first puzzle I’ve done in a long time where I really had to turn over the meanings of words multiple of times before I found the required meaning. Very subtle, very sneaky, and very satisfying to finish. I am sure I am not alone in having found much of this puzzle fairly easy, but the hard bits were especially chewy.
A proper little gem
Time taken: 8:47. I may have been on the setter’s wavelength because my time seems a little faster than the average of the early solvers. I really enjoyed this one, there’s three unusual pieces of … Read more “Times 28768 – deja vu”
I found Peridot’s first puzzle to be approachable, taking 13 minutes…
I found this on the tricky side, but enjoyable.