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Toughie 2403

Toughie No 2403 by Gila

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A pleasant puzzle which is not too tough. Thanks to Gila.

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Across Clues

1a Food set out on plate (7)
POLENTA: an anagram (set out) of ON PLATE.
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Toughie 2387

Toughie No 2387 by Gila

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty */**Enjoyment **

I’m not sure what to make of this puzzle as a ‘Toughie’. 4-letter answers usually cause some problems and may even be labelled as ‘pesky’ but there are no less than twelve of them here and all twelve went in with no delays and could easily have appeared in a back-pager.… Continue reading

Toughie 2371

Toughie No 2371 by Gila

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Gila has given us a fairly straightforward puzzle today with some solid clues but nothing to really set the pulses racing. Thanks to him.

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Toughie 2356

Toughie No 2356 by Gila

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Apologies for the late appearance of this review.  This was due to visitors and a long lunch chez BD.


Most of it went in with litte difficulty though I did have to work on the last 2 or 3 answers and the words that were new to me. Continue reading “Toughie 2356”

Toughie 2336

Toughie No 2336 by Gila

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is the first Gila puzzle that I’ve had the pleasure of blogging. Thanks to our setter.

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Toughie 2311

Toughie No 2311 by Gila

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

Today’s setter, new to the Toughie series, has taken the 23a of Gila, a species of venomous lizard. This is a promising debut which I found to be slightly tougher than usual for a Tuesday. Continue reading “Toughie 2311”