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Toughie 1858

Toughie No 1858 by Beam

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Another Thursday and another Beam puzzle with all the usual Beam characteristics (including a number of definitions that I wasn’t totally convinced by). The puzzle wasn’t too difficult.… Read More

Toughie 1854

Toughie No 1854 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I was happily eating lunch when it suddenly dawned upon me that it was Thursday and I had a blog to write. I’ve no idea what day I thought it was.… Read More

Toughie 1850

Toughie No 1850 by Micawber

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

I was delighted to discover that it was a Micawber day because it’s over a year since I last had the pleasure of blogging one of his puzzles.… Read More

Toughie 1842

Toughie No 1842 by Beam

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

A typical Beam puzzle with all his usual trademarks. As usual there were no anagrams but there did seem to be a fair number of reversals. It was a steady and enjoyable solve with no significant hold-ups.… Read More

Toughie 1838

Toughie No 1838 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

The gentle Toughie week continues though this was probably more of a challenge than those of the last two days. I had no real problems with it though I can see that the Swedish physicist might trouble some people

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Toughie 1834

Toughie No 1834 by Messinae

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

A very enjoyable puzzle with a nice level of difficulty in that there were very few gimmes and yet nothing that caused a major hold-up. Just what was needed for a hot Thursday morning

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Toughie 1830

Toughie No 1830 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Thanks to BD for covering for me last week. I think the week off must have dulled my brain because this puzzle took quite a bit longer than I thought it was going to.… Read More

Toughie 1822

Toughie No 1822 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Another gentle Thursday puzzle with nothing causing any significant problems

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Toughie 1818

Toughie No 1818 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

It’s too hot to do much thinking so I was glad that this was a far easier puzzle than last Thursday’s.

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Toughie 1814

Toughie No 1814 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Another Thursday and another hard morning at the Toughie gridface trying to chisel out the answers to today’s clues. And they sure needed a lot of chiselling out.… Read More