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MynoT is Tony Martin

Toughie 1308

Toughie No 1308 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A bog standard puzzle.

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Toughie 1280

Toughie No 1280 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

After a three-week break I was looking forward to resuming work at the Toughie gridface but it was not to be. This was yet another puzzle that totally failed to live up to its Toughie billing and I was able to complete it without breaking sweat.… Read More

Toughie 1248

Toughie No 1248 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I found this to be very gentle fare. I suffered no hold-ups and very little thought was needed to unravel the wordplay… Read More

Toughie 1228

Toughie No 1228 by MynoT

A load of 20 across?

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

A relatively straightforward Toughie from MynoT. One enjoyment star has been docked for the howler in 6 down.

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Toughie 1204

Toughie No 1204 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I filled the grid in without much difficulty but there were four answers whose wordplay had eluded me. I have since sorted these out with varying degrees of success (from total success to total failure)… Read More

Toughie 1186

Toughie No 1186 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I get the impression that MynoT puzzles are an acquired taste, you either acquire it or you don’t. I must confess that, with the exception of the boring run of puzzles featuring successive letters of the alphabet, I am in the former camp.… Read More

Toughie 1166

Toughie No 1166 by MynoT

Over, Under, Sideways, Down

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A fairly benign offering from Mynot, which features apposite answers on the four sides.… Read More

Toughie 1142

Toughie No 1142 by MynoT

Fairy Tales

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A gentle start to the week. At one time I thought this puzzle was going to put up quite a fight, but suddenly it all fell into place.… Read More

Toughie 1126

Toughie No 1126 by MynoT

The Sound of Music

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Five years ago today I set up what was then called Big Dave’s Toughie Blog, with the first set of Toughie hints published the following day.  I was really chuffed to get 26 page views that day, rising to 101 the following day. The comparable figure for yesterday was 13,360. … Read More

Toughie 1104

Toughie No 1104 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Not very time-consuming. I don’t care for this grid with all the black squares. I feel as though I’m being short-changed. Mynot’s puzzles often have a ‘theme’ but I haven’t spotted anything in this puzzle. Have I missed something?… Read More