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Toughie 2913

Toughie No 2913 by Dada

Hints and tips by StephenL

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone from a blue skies South Devon coast. Continue reading “Toughie 2913”

Toughie 2893

Toughie No 2893 by Dada

Hints and tips by StephenL

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

Hello everyone from a bright and pleasantly warm South Devon.

Dada kicks off the Toughie week with a fun and witty puzzle that was definitely a case of quality over quantity.… Continue reading

Toughie 2873

Toughie No 2873 by Dada
Hints and tips by Miffypops
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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I had no idea who set this puzzle when I solved it. I suspected Dada but not enough to place a wager. 16 of the clues have unchecked first letters which together with some rather stretched synonyms made for a tougher solve than usual for a Tuesday

 

ACROSS

8a.… Continue reading

Toughie 2853

Toughie No 2853 by Dada
Hints and tips by StephenL

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

Good afternoon to everyone from a cloudy South Devon. Not my favourite Dada puzzle today, I have to say, a bit general knowledge heavy and a few too many double definitions for my liking but as ever with this setter lots to like too.

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Toughie 2813

Toughie No 2813 by Dada

Hints and tips by Stephen L

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 Hello everyone from a bright but chilly (at the time of writing) South Devon.

I solved this lovely puzzle “blind” in that I didn’t know who the setter was until I received the template by which time it was almost done Continue reading “Toughie 2813”

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”