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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply _ _ _ _ _ (5).
As in Britain and Ursa Major.

How does anyone live without a Telegraph crossword book at hand?

Yes, I am the boring f*rt in the corner of the coffee shop!
Published 14 months ago by Jim from Ascot

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3.0 out of 5 stars Many feeble clues
Nearly every puzzle had several poorly composed clues. Having done Telegraph crosswords for 50 years, I found this lack of "cryptic satisfaction" a disappointment. Each puzzle covered two pages making 200 puzzles take up 464 pages. This makes the book rather bulky for slipping into a coat pocket, especially after some use. I agree with other reviewers that the use...
Published 3 months ago by R. Smith


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply _ _ _ _ _ (5)., 13 July 2013
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As in Britain and Ursa Major.

How does anyone live without a Telegraph crossword book at hand?

Yes, I am the boring f*rt in the corner of the coffee shop!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing not taxing, 19 April 2013
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Just hard enough for a little mental gymnastics without making you tear your hair out.
Younger people may not identify with clues refering to old politicians.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't get through the day without it, 8 Feb 2014
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I love these books of telegraph crosswords - and the chance to cheat just a little, if stuck, by checking out a solution or two in the back. I wouldn't be without one of these books and find them very good value.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Many feeble clues, 4 Jun 2014
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Nearly every puzzle had several poorly composed clues. Having done Telegraph crosswords for 50 years, I found this lack of "cryptic satisfaction" a disappointment. Each puzzle covered two pages making 200 puzzles take up 464 pages. This makes the book rather bulky for slipping into a coat pocket, especially after some use. I agree with other reviewers that the use of long gone and quite forgotten politicians as clues would be annoying for younger puzzlers, especially in what is purported to be an "All New Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords". My guess is that the Telegraph is pulling out the clues from their massive database, having done away with human compilers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for cryptic crossword lovers., 19 Sep 2013
This review is from: The Telegraph: All New Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords 1 (The Telegraph Puzzle Books) (Paperback)
This book of crosswords and solutions was all I was expecting. Having the solutions at the back of the book is great, although it does tend to encourage 'cheating'. Delivery was quick.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Crosswords, 3 Feb 2013
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Brilliant, have not done cryptic puzzles for a long time, really challenging although sometimes ultra vague on how an answer is constructed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 July 2014
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Excellent!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brain work out, 2 July 2014
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Excellent as expected
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain, 7 Jun 2014
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Good price for 200 Telegraph cryptic crosswords, 1 per page (clues on the facing page, answers at the back). This will keep me entertained for hours - days indeed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Telegraph All New Big Book Cryptic Crosswords 1, 23 April 2014
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Having got through all the previous Telegraph cryptic crossword books I`ve been waiting many years for them to bring out new ones. I`m a little rusty at the moment through lack of practice. I have bought the first 4 of the new ones so that should keep me going for a while.
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