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Toughie 2483

Toughie No 2483 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Micawber on a Wednesday – wow, it’s just like old times. Today he’s given us a puzzle which is very gentle with a few ‘old friends’ but chock full of beautifully crafted clues – I felt like Oliver Twist when I’d finished solving it.… Continue reading

Toughie 2452

Toughie No 2452 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Uriah Heep

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

A very nice puzzle to complete. Lots of fun to be had here. A few gimmies to get you started. A few to add from the checkers and the last few to bung in and parse later. Just right for a Thursday. Continue reading “Toughie 2452”

Toughie 2358

Toughie No 2358 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

This is Micawber’s customary year-end puzzle covering the events of the last 12 months and what a joy it is. Many thanks to Micawber (and thanks to BD for giving me the chance to blog it).… Continue reading

Toughie 2345

Toughie No 2345 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

It was good to find that I only had to wait three weeks between Micawber puzzles this time. It was excellent stuff from with some very nice touches. It probably took me longer than it should have done because I didn’t feel on top form today but that gave me more time to appreciate it. Continue reading “Toughie 2345”

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

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Continue reading

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