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Toughie 2492

Toughie No 2492 by Firefly

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Firefly reverting to ‘less difficult’ mode today with quite a bit of ‘doing something with letters’ Continue reading “Toughie 2492”

Toughie 2448

Toughie No 2448 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Crypticsue

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

Firefly has set us a proper (themed) Thursday Toughie which I really enjoyed solving and blogging as there are some lovely clues here, hence the award of a fairly rare 4* for enjoyment.… Continue reading

Toughie 2428

Toughie No 2428 by Firefly

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

Firefly has set us what I found to be a proper Toughie crossword, with a double-unched grid and the need to solve 4d before you could get going on solving the Across clues. Continue reading “Toughie 2428”

Toughie 2048

Toughie No 2408 by Firefly

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

This Firefly crossword was well and truly on my Toughie ‘spectrum’ – parts of the LH side were particularly tricky to solve and working out/and writing the hints for some of the clues took a while too.… Continue reading

Toughie 2388

Toughie No 2388 by Firefly

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty */**Enjoyment **

One of those crosswords where it helps if you know ‘stuff’ and fortunately for me, I did. Solved in a time on the cusp of a backpager and a Toughie, so slightly trickier than I’d expected from Firefly.… Continue reading

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”