Welcome all. Well, today we have come to the last Excalibur Toughie. The end of an era, this is. Fun, it was.
I found it quite a bit harder than usual for a Tuesday Excalibur, and considered rating it more for difficulty, but have a strong feeling that the trouble may have been with the solver rather than the puzzle. … Continue reading
Hello everybody. We have today the first of a small stock of Excalibur’s Toughies to be published posthumously. I never met her but feel immensely privileged to have been able to blog a few of her crosswords, through which a real warmth seemed to shine. … Continue reading
Hi everybody. I didn’t have much trouble with most of this, but had to sleep on the last couple (9a/7d). I’m not quite sure why, but it meant that I felt obliged to up the difficulty rating a little. … Continue reading
Warm greetings, gridfellows. Well, what a surprise – one of the most recognisable setters, and I failed to guess who it was (setter information had not been updated when I solved this). … Continue reading
Hello, everyone. I'm standing in for Bufo today. I found this puzzle from Excalibur to be a serious challenge that had me wondering for a while if I had bitten off more than I could chew when I volunteered to blog it.
Hi everyone. Excalibur is here today to brighten Toughieland with a puzzle in her distinctive style. I found it below average difficulty for a Toughie, but I had to stop and use my 28a in places. … Continue reading