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Toughie 2329

Toughie 2329 by Hudson

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I thought this Hudson Toughie about the right difficulty level for a Thursday, even if it did leave me more than a bit peckish.

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Toughie 2309

Toughie No 2309 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Most of it went in fairly readily in an average time but I then had to really winkle out the last 3 or 4 answers. Hence the extra star for difficulty. I wasn’t sure while solving it but decided in the end that I had enjoyed it. Continue reading “Toughie 2309”

Toughie 2293

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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