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Daily Telegraph puzzle magazine

Post by dickoon » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 11:41 am

The Daily Telegraph (for non-UK readers: a serious and well-respected, but right-wing, newspaper) are launching their own montly puzzle magazine, with the first issue being published on Thursday 18th. There was a eight-page sample with the newspaper on Saturday; mostly crosswords and some other word puzzles, but sudoku, kiler sudoku and - in a slight surprise - a slither-link, without a particular guide as to how to solve it. I look forward to finding out whether they have further WPC-style puzzles in the actual magazine itself. I also look forward to finding out whether the magazine is produced by the newspaper itself, or is just the newspaper lending its branding to a regular puzzle magazine publsher - for instance, perhaps our friends at Puzzle Media. It would be really interesting if the Daily Telegraph were to start taking a regular interest in our sort of puzzles, and maybe even the UKPA itself.

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Re: Daily Telegraph puzzle magazine

Post by GarethMoore » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 11:54 am

It's just another Puzzler Media magazine I'm afraid, and I bet it will be almost identical to many of the 100 or so they already have on the shelves. :( I'd love to be proved wrong on the content, but I would be astonished if I was. ;)

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Re: Daily Telegraph puzzle magazine

Post by Nessa-Ann » Wed 29 Jun, 2011 9:17 am

I have really enjoyed this magazine but have just found out that after 9 issues the magazine is to fold. It makes me cross as it was and is at present better than most save for Quick Thinking, another 'new book on the block!' I would like to know why it is to go surely not lack of sales as it was nigh on impossible to obtain a copy unless you were to purchase on the day of publication. I shall miss it greatly

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Re: Daily Telegraph puzzle magazine

Post by GarethMoore » Wed 29 Jun, 2011 9:51 am

That's a great shame. I'm embarrassed to read my cynicism above because in fact I think the Daily Telegraph puzzle magazine turned out to be one of the best puzzle magazines I've ever seen, in any country, and I'm including Games magazine and World of Puzzles (both US) in that. It has a huge range of good quality puzzles, covering word and logic puzzles in a good balance with a fantastic range of variety.

In fact I'd go so far as to say it was the best non-specialist puzzle magazine I've ever seen. Better than BBC MindGames magazine was even.

On a related topic, does anyone know why Brain Trainer magazine was renamed to Quick Thinking after 45 or so issues (and the issue number reset to 1, but it's the same magazine).

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