Gila – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2681

Toughie No 2681 by Gila

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from the St George hotel in sunny Harrogate. Today’s puzzle from Gila is an interesting mix of easy anagrams and harder to solve clues. Just about the right level for a Tuesday Toughie. Continue reading “Toughie 2681”

Toughie 2581

Toughie No 2581 by Gila

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

I tend to groan at most anagrams, but there were several very clever ones in today’s puzzle. Not a Floughie, but imminently solvable. Continue reading “Toughie 2581”

Toughie 2546

Toughie No 2546 by Gila

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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

Good morning from Bonny Barrel where next year’s daffodil count will be far higher than this year. Continue reading “Toughie 2546”

Toughie 2522

Toughie No 2522

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a very sunny Barrel. Today’s Puzzle by Gila is a perfect Tuesday Toughie. Plenty of starter clues to give a foothold and checkers to work with and then the pesky few at the end sitting there poking fun at you until something clicks and the penny drops. Continue reading “Toughie 2522”

Toughie 2494

Toughie No 2494 by Gila

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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BD Rating – Difficulty**Enjoyment ****

Hi everyone.

Nice to be back on Toughie duty, even if it’s at the gentler end of the scale. Our puzzle today is set by young Gila who has quickly learned how to turn out friendly accessible and enjoyable puzzles.… Continue reading

Toughie 2451

Toughie No 2451 by Gila

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

There are twelve 4-letter and four three-letter answers in this puzzle. We often refer to such as ‘pesky’ but only one gave me any real problems – 8a where the A?E?… Continue reading