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Toughie 501

Toughie No 501 by Cephas

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Without doubt this is the easiest Toughie that I have ever done. Perhaps they are trying to be kind to us after yesterday’s difficult special offering.

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Toughie 419

Toughie No 419 by Cephas

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Another not-so-toughie from Cephas.

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Toughie 399

Toughie No 399 by Cephas

Bring back the drape coats and drainpipe trousers!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

While this was fairly easy as Toughies go, it was very enjoyable to solve. Most of you will be aware that Cephas sets the Saturday Prize puzzle and, as he reminded me recently, the Sunday General Knowledge puzzle.

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Toughie 383

Toughie No 383 by Cephas

Mother Hubbard should have looked here!

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

While not one of the more difficult Toughies, well it is Tuesday after all, there’s still plenty to savour in this puzzle!

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Toughie 363

Toughie No 363 by Cephas

Get out of the Kitchen!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

As well as a trademark Geography lesson, today’s rather easy puzzle from Cephas features kitchen utensils in the wordplay.

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Toughie 339

Toughie No 339 by Cephas

The five boxing wizards jump quickly

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

If you haven’t guessed from the sub-heading, we have yet another pangrammatic puzzle from Cephas. While this puzzle would be fine as a daily cryptic, it doesn’t really match up to the Telegraph’s claim that the Toughie is “the toughest crossword in Fleet Street”.

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Toughie 319

Toughie No 319 by Cephas

Saturday’s Prize Puzzle?

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

A very pleasant puzzle which shows us what Cephas, our regular Saturday setter, can do. At the lower end of difficulty for a Toughie, a puzzle like this would make a lot of sense as a Prize Puzzle.

Cephas has made pangrammatic puzzles a bit of a trademark in recent months, so you won’t be surprised to see all 26 letters of the alphabet in this one.

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