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Toughie 2719

Toughie No 2719 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle is great fun without being too tricky. Thanks to Hudson.

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Toughie 2717

Toughie No 2717 by Robyn

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

 Good morning from the bottom of the Barrel where the Cornish sun which has followed us home is shining brightly and calling us out into the garden. Today’s puzzle has been set by Robyn Continue reading “Toughie 2717”

Toughie 2715

Toughie No 2715 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

There’s a theme in this Toughie with a number of synonyms of the answer to 8d. Thanks to Firefly.

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Toughie 2713

Toughie No 2713 by Dada

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from The Roseland Peninsula where the sun is breaking through the early morning haze and casting a sheen upon the waters. With Dada as today’s setter Continue reading “Toughie 2713”

Toughie 2712

Toughie No 2712 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

1d was straightforward enough and immediately intriguing. I started thinking alchemy but 12d put me right. Elgar shows his skill; I hope you enjoy

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Toughie 2711

Toughie No 2711 by Beam

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

You know what to expect from Beam and this one was probably less tricky than we sometimes get from him with the synonyms not quite as stretched as usual.… Continue reading