Author Archives: Batman and Robin

Batman and Robin are occasional collaborators Big Dave and Tilsit

Double Toughie 100006

Double Toughie No 100006 by Elgar

“7 Down”

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

Down answers, all thematic, are similarly treated before entry. 7 Down divides them into two categories (one for each Grid), which turn out suitably labelled. Clues for symmetrically-opposite Downs (each consisting of a definition to the full answer and wordplay/letter-count for the entry), are run together in either order, though it should become clear which answer belongs to which Grid.Read More

Toughie 1193

Toughie No 1193 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Batman and Robin

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

Greetings from the Bat Cave. There’s been a loud sound of hobnailed boots in the distance all week, and it’s heralded the return of Toughie-land’s resident Tormentor in residence, Elgar.… Read More

Toughie 1181

Toughie No 1181 by Firefly

Holy Pony!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Batman found this fairly easy once he had solved 6 down, but he would like to point out, once again, that no true Cockney would use the rhyming word in rhyming slang – it’s boat not boat race for face, syrup not syrup of figs for wig, and so on.… Read More

Toughie 1065

Toughie No 1065 by Sparks

The New Kid on the Block

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley. Today is a rarity, we have a new Toughie setter, something we haven’t seen for a long while. Welcome to Sparks who has presented us with a fine puzzle, which fits in well with the Friday canon.… Read More

Toughie 1013

Toughie No 1013 by Osmosis

Another Sleepy Day in Gotham City

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

A Boy Wonder writes:-

Greetings from the Batcave! Zonk! Crash!! Pow!!! Holy Wobblybits! Something is wrong today, Batman. Normally I find today’s setter hangs out with the other nefarious villains like Evil Elgar The Enigmatist and Malevolent Myops, the Caledonian Crusher, but he’s come over all fluffy, Maybe he’s lulling us into a false sense of security, Batman!… Read More