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Toughie 2372

Toughie No 2372 by Firefly

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Solved in a time which placed this puzzle on the cusp between a hard back-pager and an easy middle-of-the-paper crossword.   We are a Q and an X short of a pangram.… Continue reading

Toughie 2353

Toughie No 2353 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I was quite happy to have a none-too-difficult puzzle today. There were no major hold-ups and very little head-scratching. Continue reading “Toughie 2353”

Toughie 2337

Toughie No 2337 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I had no problems in solving this (a few old chestnuts helped) but I did find it somewhat lacking in sparkle. Continue reading “Toughie 2337”

Toughie 2320

Toughie No 2320 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Those who accessed the puzzle online early today (as I did) may be surprised to find that five of the clues have been changed (I don’t know why – the original ones seemed just as good).… Continue reading

Toughie 2306

Toughie No 2306 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

A pleasant and entertaining puzzle from Firefly with some great definitions. A couple of new words were clued fairly and easily. I was lucky to get the long clues straight away, speeding up my solve

Definitions are underlined as always.… Continue reading

Toughie 2233

Toughie No 2233 by Firefly

Viva Forever by Bufo

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

A thematic puzzle containing 9 examples of a 13 across, 5 of one kind and 5 of another. I assume that the puzzle was scheduled to mark tomorrow’s opening night of the comeback tour of a certain pop combo (minus 21 across).… Continue reading

Toughie 2213

Toughie No 2213 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I’ve had a complete break from my usual Thursday routine today and it wasn’t until 1.30 that I discovered that it was Thursday and that I had a blog to write.… Continue reading

Toughie 2193

Toughie No 2193 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

The SW corner caused the only real hold-up in what was a perfectly acceptable puzzle.

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Toughie 2177

Toughie No 2177 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A pleasant enough puzzle from Firefly with a nod to today’s date. It caused no problems except perhaps in the NE which was the last corner to yield

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Toughie 100010

Toughie No 100010 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Seasonal felicitations to all you lovely setters, bloggers, solvers and lurkers.  I hope you are having the kind of time that you wish.  If not, it’ll be over soon.

Firefly has served up a feast of a puzzle with all the … well, that will become clear.

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