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Toughie 2059

Toughie No 2059 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Congratulations Elkamere! A Nina explains why we have a special puzzle today. We also have a pangram, which put me on the right track for 22d. Quite a few new words for me here, but they are all meticulously and fairly clued.… Continue reading

Toughie 2039

Toughie No 2039 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Another delightful puzzle from Elkamere, with impressively short clues. This was a nice challenge without being OTT difficult – though it took me a while to get going, and I needed two sittings to finish.… Continue reading

Toughie 2023

Toughie No 2023 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Always a total pleasure to blog an Elkamere. In today’s puzzle I quickly managed to find a few footholds, then slow and steady progress left me with a few headscratchers at the end.… Continue reading

Toughie 2001

Toughie No 2001 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

We have an excellent start to the third Toughie millennium with a very enjoyable puzzle from Elkamere. Several of the clues seemed quite tricky to solve initially but, as is often the case, once the light dawned they seemed obvious.… Continue reading

Toughie 1979

Toughie No 1979 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Today is turning out just fine. School is cancelled so I got a lie-in, and then instead of bracing the cold I get to blog an Elkamere. It’s also my wife’s birthday – I’m waiting for my son to surface before we give her presents.… Continue reading

Toughie 1959

Toughie No 1959 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A clear blue sky in Macclesfield, an Elkamere to blog, and then a train to London where I hope I will see many of you at Big Dave’s Birthday Bash.… Continue reading

Toughie 1941

Toughie No 1941 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Bearing in mind that some solvers may be feeling a bit fragile today Elkamere has given us a fairly gentle puzzle with plenty of ways in. It’s great fun with succinct clues, well-disguised definitions and a barrowload of laughs.… Continue reading

Toughie 1927

 

Toughie No 1927 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

 

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

I was pleasantly surprised to find it was Elkamere today. I enjoyed the puzzle a lot. Note the beautifully concise clues.

As always, the definitions are underlined in the clues below.… Continue reading

Toughie 1907

Toughie No 1907 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Another excellent puzzle by Elkamere which was a joy to solve and blog. By the time you read this I’ll have left for the sloggers and betters meeting in York – I hope to see many of you there.… Continue reading

Toughie 1891

Toughie No 1891 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Feels like it’s been a while since I’ve had the joy of blogging an Elkamere. I missed one over the summer, and some have appeared on other days.… Continue reading