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Toughie 2317

Toughie No 2317 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I thought I hadn’t seen a Micawber Toughie for a while and it turns out that this is his first one for nearly six months. That’s far too long between puzzles. It was a typical Micawber puzzle – not particularly difficult but very enjoyable. Continue reading “Toughie 2317”

Toughie 2217

Toughie No 2217 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

There was no danger that I wouldn’t realise it was Thursday because I knew that there was a Micawber Toughie to blog. In the event I was somewhat disappointed because I didn’t think that the puzzle was anything special.… Continue reading

Toughie 2197

Toughie No 2197 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Bufo is hors de combat this week so you’ve been landed with a double dose of me (and I’ve been given the cherished opportunity to blog a Micawber puzzle).… Continue reading

Toughie 2161

Toughie No 2161 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

It’s always a pleasure to find a Micawber puzzle on a Thursday and this was as enjoyable to solve as his puzzles usually are. There was nothing particularly difficult but some of the wordplay needed teasing out

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Toughie 2150

End-of-Year Toughie No 2150 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Thank you Micawber for another wonderful end-of-year puzzle, where every clue is a topical reference to 2018. The puzzle is no harder than a back-pager, and I hope lots of people will try it and enjoy it.… Continue reading

Toughie 2118

Toughie No 2118 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

There was nothing too arduous today and there were plenty of anagrams to aid progress.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. Continue reading “Toughie 2118”

Toughie 2102

Toughie No 2102 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A not too difficult and immensely enjoyable puzzle from Micawber. Every clue is a delight. Today, I’m standing in for Bufo the magician (now you see him, now you don’t) – so apologies if I don’t live up to Bufo’s usual concise clarity (though you might get some illustrations).… Continue reading

Toughie 2082

Toughie No 2082 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I was running late today so I was happy that this Micawber puzzle was one of his gentler ones. I was fortunate in that it contains nothing that I haven’t met before. Continue reading “Toughie 2082”

Toughie 2057

Toughie No 2057 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I didn’t have any significant problems with this one which gave me plenty of time to enjoy it. Thanks to Micawber for the customary high quality puzzle.

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Toughie 2038

Toughie No 2038 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Bufo is otherwise engaged today so I’ve been drafted in for a second appearance this week (not a chore when Micawber is the setter).
A few of the clues had me scratching my head as to what to underline as the definition and I had to resort to a cold towel to decipher 4d, so I thought this was trickier than what we normally get from Micawber – thanks to him for the entertainment.… Continue reading