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Toughie 3268

Toughie No 3268 by Sparks

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

Well that was interesting. I didn’t know who the setter was. Only just noticed it says Sparks on BigDave’s site.  There used to be a section on toughie setters in “the knowledge” on the telegraph puzzles website but it seems to have disappeared.… Continue reading

Toughie 3260

Toughie No 3260 by Osmosis

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

Some easy clues, but also a few new words for me – 7d was the last one in!

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Toughie 3256

Toughie No 3256 by Elgar

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I did reasonably ok until I got to SW. Then for a few clues I had to consult the maestro

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Toughie 3252

Toughie No 3252 by Sparks

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I found this tricky with some new words. Some references to age; I don’t know if these have special significance

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Toughie 3248

Toughie No 3248 by Elgar

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A few musical clues that took me a while to see and parse

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Across

1a/27a/21d    Commanding a personal fortune?Continue reading

Toughie 3240

Toughie No 3240 by Elgar

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

A fun puzzle – enjoy.  Problems with uploading the blog, had to copy and paste, then lost all pics, sorry.

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