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Toughie 2763

Toughie No 2763 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Many thanks to Hudson for a puzzle that’s great fun but not too tricky. I try to place the difficulty rating for a Toughie somewhere on the scale of the Toughies that we get, where Elgar would always be 5* and the puzzles we used to get from the likes of Busman in the distant past and Warbler more recently would be 1* – this one is very much towards the easier end on that scale.… Continue reading

Toughie 2747

Toughie No 2747 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I always enjoy Hudson’s Toughies but I was slightly disappointed by this one. It continued the run of floughieness that we’ve had all week and it seemed to lack a bit of the sparkle that we usually get from him.… Continue reading

Toughie 2719

Toughie No 2719 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle is great fun without being too tricky. Thanks to Hudson.

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

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