Hudson – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2293 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2293 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Yet another Thursday Hudson puzzle and this one was extremely disappointing from the difficulty point of view because all the answers went in very quickly with only 30 across needing any real thought. There seemed to be a lot of single letters used in the wordplay Continue reading “Toughie 2293”

Toughie 2273 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2273 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

Greetings once more from Jena!

The weather has broken slightly, and we had some rain yesterday, which cleared the air a little. Had a really interesting day in the Bauhaus and New Weimar museums looking at some of the amazing artworks from the period between the wars. Continue reading “Toughie 2273”

Toughie 2241 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2241 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

After yesterday’s trials and tribulations it was back to fluffiness today with a puzzle that caused some (but not much) head-scratching.

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Toughie 2220 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2220 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I think I’m right in saying that Hudson has always appeared on Thursdays in the past but he’s slumming it today in my bailiwick with this reptilian-themed puzzle.… Continue reading

Toughie 2201 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2201 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Another interesting puzzle from Hudson that caused some head-scratching both when solving a few of the clues and justifying some answers. I noticed early on that it was likely to be a pangram but then forgot about it until I’d finished.… Continue reading

Toughie 2185 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2185 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Yet again Hudson appears on a Thursday and yet again I found it to be a pleasant puzzle of average difficulty

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Toughie 2165 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2165 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

This is Hudson’s fourth Toughie and they’ve all appeared on a Thursday. I thought that this was a very interesting and enjoyable puzzle. The answers went in fairly readily with the SE corner offering most resistance.… Continue reading

Toughie 2146 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2146 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

An enjoyable puzzle which I thought was of average difficulty.

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Toughie 2126 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2126 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I filled the grid very quickly but then I had to do the research into Mr Trump’s bone spur and also think about how a couple of other clues worked.… Continue reading

Toughie 2098 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2098 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good afternoon from South Staffs, where I’m sitting in for Bufo who is otherwise engaged this week.

Today’s Toughie is set by Hudson, who appears to be a new recruit to the team of Toughie setters.… Continue reading