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Toughie No 2949

Toughie No 2949 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Stephen L

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

Chalicea gets the Tuesday gig this week, which should please solvers who like a not very tough “Toughie”. Continue reading “Toughie No 2949”

Toughie 2929

Toughie No 2929 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by StephenL

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone from a blue skies but slightly Autumnal South Devon. Chalicea kicks of the Toughie week with an enjoyable puzzle that, as expected from this setter, was relatively gentle but good fun

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Toughie 2905

Toughie No 2905 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good afternoon from Barrel. A newly formed desert geographically. A Cultural desert has been avoided narrowly by a well crafted Chalicea Toughie. If you are sitting comfortably then I will begin

ACROSS

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Toughie 2885

Toughie No 2885 by Chalicea
Hints and tips by StephenL
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BD Rating – Difficulty * – Enjoyment ***

Toughie setters this week

Wed Hudson Thu Artix  Fri Elgar

Hello all from sunny South Devon.

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a Chalicea puzzle for the first time.… Continue reading

Toughie 2841

Toughie No 2841 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

I’m not here to be perfect. I’m here to be me
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Chris M Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

A slightly tougher offering from the lovely Chalicea today using a smattering of slightly obscure synonyms which might cause some solvers a bit of trouble. Continue reading “Toughie 2841”

Toughie 2817

Toughie No 2817 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Doncha just love it when 1 across falls at your feet and you get that ‘Piece of cake, I can do this feeling’? Continue reading “Toughie 2817”

Toughie 2785

Toughie No 2785 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Chris M Rating – Difficulty * – Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the bottom of the barrel where we have a beautifully patterned sky and Sir Van Morrison singing sweetly to us from the album Hymns To The Silence. I had no idea as to the setter of this Toughie puzzle but it all fell together well with enough answers in after a couple of passes to allow the checkers to suggest the remaining answers. Continue reading “Toughie 2785”

Toughie 2745

Toughie No 2745 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Chris M Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from Barrel. A place of beautiful sunrises. Chalicea has set an easy Tuesday Toughie challenge today. Continue reading “Toughie 2745”