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Toughie 2865

Toughie No 2865 by Chalicea
Hints and tips by Miffypops
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Chris M Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Good morning. We have a toughie from the easy pile to start the Toughie week. Continue reading “Toughie 2865”

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”

Toughie 2725

Toughie No 2575 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the outskirts of Barrel where the weather has been decidedly changeable over the last few days. Dontcha just love the English weather? Today sees Chalicea in the fluffiest of her Toughiest guises. Continue reading “Toughie 2725”

Toughie 2705

Toughie No 2705 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

Happy Birthday

to

Sir Van Morrison

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A more straightforward offering from Chalicea today which makes reviewing the puzzle a lot easier than some. Continue reading “Toughie 2705”

Toughie 2685

Toughie No 2685 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Chalicea sets a Tuesday Floughie. This is a perfect entry into Toughieland for those who are hesitating to dip a toe into the water. The only type of clue that back-page solvers might not have previously encountered is the compound anagram at 14 Down. Continue reading “Toughie 2685”

Toughie 2665

Toughie No 2665 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Barrel’s blue skies are my view this morning as I review this thirty-two clue puzzle from an anonymous setter. I think it is likely to be Chalicea Continue reading “Toughie 2665”