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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

Toughie 2022

Toughie No 2022 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I don’t know if my week off dulled my brain but I found this to be quite a struggle. But it was also extremely enjoyable with lots of nice touches

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Toughie 2006

Toughie No 2006 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

It’s not Groundhog Day – you’re getting a double dose of me this week because Bufo is otherwise engaged. It’s never a chore to blog a Micawber puzzle and this one is very enjoyable but fairly gentle.… Continue reading

Toughie 1982

Toughie No 1982 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

It was a pleasant surprise to find a Micawber puzzle on a Thursday for the second time in a month. This one didn’t cause any real problem but it was very enjoyable nevertheless

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Toughie 1966

Toughie No 1966 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

This was a rare but welcome sighting of a Micawber puzzle on a Thursday. I found it not too difficult but very enjoyable

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Toughie 1943

Toughie No 1943 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Well, the last toughie of the year. As in previous years, Micawber gives us an “end-of-year” toughie packed with clever references to happenings during 2017 – and what a year it has been.… Continue reading

Toughie 1929

Toughie No 1929 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

This was a joy from start to finish. My only real hold-up was with 10a where I spent too long trying to work out a relationship to 22a before the penny dropped with an enormous clang.… Continue reading

Toughie 1909

Toughie No 1909 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I thought that this one was fairly gentle for a Micawber Toughie but as enjoyable as his puzzles always are. Thanks to him for the entertainment.

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Toughie 1893

Toughie No 1893 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I found this one a bit trickier than we normally get from Micawber (possibly because several of the words were new for me) but it’s really enjoyable as his puzzles always are.… Continue reading