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Toughie 2769

Toughie No 2769 by Dada

Hints and tips by Miffypops

I’m not here to be perfect  I’m just here to be me

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Chris M Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Dada? Really. Well I never. The Tuesday Toughie remains accessible to most competent back page solvers. A good entry level puzzle for those wanting to step up to Toughie level. Continue reading “Toughie 2769”

Toughie 2749

Toughie No 2749 by Dada

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Chris M Rating – Difficulty ** or ***Enjoyment ****

Good morning from Barrel where a mild mist is hovering over the fields. We have a full grid containing thirty two answers today. Although I feel that Dada has been kind there are a couple of definitions and synonyms that stretched my solving skills. Continue reading “Toughie 2749”

Toughie 2729

Toughie No 2729 by Dada

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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Chris M rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good afternoon. Today’s puzzle from Dada sits on the gentlest side of the Toughie remit. It will all reveal itself with perseverance and the acceptance that checking letters are your friends. Continue reading “Toughie 2729”

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 2689

Toughie No 2689 by Dada

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Dada has presented a grid of only twenty-eight solutions today. 16 of those have unchecked first letters which always increases the difficulty level of a puzzle. Continue reading “Toughie 2689”

Toughie 2673

Toughie 2673 by Dada

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

You know it’s tough when Cryptic Sue emails offering help without being asked. I ground it out to a satisfying finish though. Continue reading “Toughie 2673”

Toughie 2625

Toughie No 2625 by Dada

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

Good day from our humble abode here in Barrel. We start the Toughie week with a genuine Toughie fairly clued. I had no idea who had set this one when I started but quickly decided Dada was the chief suspect. It’s not often that I identify a setter so I think a pint later is in order Continue reading “Toughie 2625”

Toughie 2601

Toughie No 2601 by Dada

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

I found this crossword a tad trickier than the usual Toughie Tuesday puzzles so I wasn’t surprised to see that Dada was responsible for setting it. I did find it very enjoyable to solve and also to review although a couple of answers needed extra thinking time to sort out. Continue reading “Toughie 2601”

Toughie 2585

Toughie No 2585 by Dada

Hints and tips by Miffypops

I’m not here to be perfect. I’m here to be me

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

Good morning from Barrel. Today Dada has supplied us with a true Toughie. Definitions and synonyms are stretched to the limit in this tantalising puzzle. I found it a pleasure to tease out the answers one by one relying on wordplay, definitions and if nothing else fits it must be right so bung it in’ to fill the lights. Continue reading “Toughie 2585”