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Toughie 1552

Toughie No 1552 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Antony and Cleopatra

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Toro was unable to do today’s review, so Ant and Cleo have stepped in.

Cleo says:
“I found it very slightly trickier than I would have expected from Warbler.… Read More

Toughie 1336

Toughie No 1336 by Notabilis

The Return of the Magician

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

Another excellent puzzle from our Friday 4 Down. Words like quality and class come to mind. So many superb clues it is hard to pick a favourite, but being a lover of splendid words, Cleo’s going for 4 Down, while Antony has picked 22 Down (mainly because he initially got it wrong until the denarius dropped).… Read More

Toughie 846

Toughie No 846 by Osmosis

Bits and Pieces by Antony and Cleopatra

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

Alas young Tilsit is still getting his money’s worth from the NHS, so we are back again. Not the most difficult Friday Toughie, although Cleo did need Tony to explain a couple of bits of wordplay as she was being a little dense this morning.… Read More

Toughie 842

Toughie 842 by Elkamere

A little of what you fancy

by Antony and Cleopatra

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

Tilsit being sadly hors de combat again, we have emerged from the desert to blog this fine Toughie from Elkamere. The perfect level of difficulty, with some splendid wordplay, some of which actually required both of us to work out what he was on about.… Read More

Toughie 830

Toughie No 830 by Myops

Our Salad Days

brought to you by Antony and Cleopatra

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

Tilsit’s continuing sojourn in rainy Scotland gave us the chance to blog this excellent Toughie. A very nice mix of clues, including a couple of easily-gettable Scottish references as one might expect from one of Antony’s favourite setters.… Read More