Firefly – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2715

Toughie No 2715 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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There’s a theme in this Toughie with a number of synonyms of the answer to 8d. Thanks to Firefly.

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Toughie 2683

Toughie No 2683 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Firefly has given us a themed puzzle based on 10a where all the themed entries (except 9a) have something extra in common, as explained in 28/17a.

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Toughie 2655

Toughie No 2655 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

No anagrams, no obscurities with the ‘toughness’ coming from the wordplay (although there are also some ‘gimmes’ to get us started) – what’s not to like?

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Toughie 2639

Toughie No 2639 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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For the most part this is pretty straightforward but for me it didn’t have a lot of pizzazz. Thanks to Firefly.

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Toughie 2579

Toughie No 2579 by Firefly

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

A proper Toughie and the most fun I’ve had solving a crossword for some time, but then I’m a fan of strange and wonderful words – I did know them all and the other things I’m sure some commenters will refer to as obscurities.… Continue reading