Toughie 2223

Toughie No 2223 by Dada

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kitty is unavailable today, so she has missed this excellent puzzle from Dada, which includes 12 Across, a clue that could have been written especially for her. Continue reading “Toughie 2223”

Toughie 2207

Toughie No 2207 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello everybody.  Thanks to Dada for today’s Toughie, which took me a little longer than his usually do (though that could be down to solving redonculously early in the morning before work).  I’ll be interested to hear what you awake people thought of it!

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Toughie 2187

Toughie No 2187 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hi all, and Happy Shrove Tuesday.  Tomorrow fast times begin, and today we have a Toughie that might have the speedsters reporting something similar (but no quoting times here please!).  As a happy plodder, I enjoyed stopping to smell the roses — not the 9a! — but still wouldn’t have batted an eyelid had this appeared on the back page.

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Toughie 2163

Toughie No 2163 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello and welcome everyone.  As the blog approaches the end of its tenth year, Dada brings us the first Toughie of the week.  I found this a bit trickier than his last few, taking me closer to what I think of as an average Toughie time.  Good entertainment as always.

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Toughie 2144

Toughie No 2144 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello everyone.  It’s the last Tuesday until you-know-what, and so in case you’re otherwise engaged on the day, let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

We have another puzzle from the Dada of crossword setters.  I found it considerably more accessible than his first few Sunday Telegraph puzzles, but a sackful of fun.  Continue reading “Toughie 2144”

Toughie 2128

Toughie No 2128 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty */** Enjoyment ***/****

 

Hi everyone.  We have another puzzle from a setter who can write these things almost faster than I can solve them.  It took me a little while to get into this but then things flowed.  As always, plenty to enjoy.

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