Hudson – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2622

Toughie No 2622 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Hudson has given us a witty and very enjoyable puzzle today – many thanks to him. The crossword is notable for two reasons – a) it is a double pangram and b) it has no anagrams.… Continue reading

Toughie 2602

Toughie No 2602 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

When I first scanned the clues I thought this puzzle was going to be tricky but it turned out to be both straightforward and highly enjoyable with a good few laughs.… Continue reading

Toughie 2590

Toughie No 2590 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Thanks to Hudson for a very enjoyable puzzle which wasn’t too tricky but contains some great clues and produced a number of chuckles. There are a couple of references which may be more difficult for non-UK solvers.… Continue reading

Toughie 2574

Toughie No 2574 by Hudson

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

Wednesday seems to have become the day for gentle Toughies. This one was enjoyable – thanks to Hudson.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of the puzzle.… Continue reading

Toughie 2555

Toughie No 2555 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

We have a fun puzzle which is fairly gentle today. Thanks to Hudson.
I spent longer pondering about 14d than on the rest of the puzzle combined. As far as I can see aparting isn’t a word so I’m assuming a typo.… Continue reading

Toughie 2531

Toughie No 2531 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I found this fairly straightforward with little to disturb the thoroughbreds. Thanks to Hudson.

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Toughie 2511

Toughie No 2511 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

There’s a lot of GK in this puzzle but most of it is fairly accessible (though I repeat what I said last week about some clues offering more difficulties for overseas solvers).… Continue reading

Toughie 2487

Toughie No 2487 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

This is a very enjoyable puzzle with lots of laughs – thanks Hudson. There are several UK-specific references involved so I hope that there’s not too much hair-tearing from solvers beyond these shores.… Continue reading

Toughie 2467

Toughie No 2467 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This is a fairly gentle but entertaining puzzle with a theme (identified by 24a). Thanks to Hudson.

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Toughie 2435

Toughie No 2435 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

There’s quite a bit of GK in this puzzle but I don’t think any of it is too esoteric. I enjoyed unravelling it all. Thanks to Hudson for the entertainment.… Continue reading