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Toughie 1594

Toughie No 1594 by Mynot

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Continuing Gazza’s horse-riding analogy, I did the bottom half at a gallop and the top half at a canter. None of the obscurities caused me problems and my only doubt was the spelling of 9 across.… Read More

Toughie 1549

Toughie No 1549 by MynoT

Strictly for the Birds

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

A few years ago MynoT embarked on a series of Toughies where all the answers contained one specific letter of the alphabet. He ran out of steam somewhere around M or N (so we couldn’t find out how he was going to deal with Q) for which most of us were grateful at the time as it was getting a bit predictable.… Read More

Toughie 1528

Toughie No 1528 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Dutch

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is a last minute stand-in for Toro, who is struggling with a number of deadlines and I am now looking forward to the beer he owes me.… Read More

Toughie 1509

Toughie No 1509 by MynoT

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

MynoT appears  in the Tuesday Toughie slot this week – I would imagine comments today will depend on whether you prefer more toughness  than chestnuts in your crossword in the middle of the paper, or whether you are fairly new to Toughies and are delighted to complete one without resorting to the hints.  … Read More

Toughie 1489

Toughie No 1489 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Toro

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

MynoT makes a rare but most welcome Tuesday appearance with a satisfying puzzle that tested and expanded my vocabulary.

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Toughie 1466

Toughie No 1466 by MynoT

A Prial of Queens

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is the first MynoT puzzle that I’ve blogged for almost exactly two years (since Toughie 1051) – for some reason he’s been avoiding Wednesdays. Around the grid we have references to three of the Queens who have sat on the English/British throne, but strangely there’s no mention of the current one – perhaps MynoT intended to have her on the right-hand side but couldn’t make it work.… Read More

Toughie 1445

Toughie No 1445 by MynoT

That cat’s in the wrong envelope again!

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Apart from one clue requiring head-scratching to work out the parsing (which is reflected in the extra half a star Toughie difficulty rating), I found this a straightforward “Toughie” even for a Tuesday.  … Read More

Toughie 1423

Toughie No 1423 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Gazza cornered the market in sacrificial goats this week and so got the better of the Wednesday/Thursday puzzles. This one yielded fairly readily even with its sprinkling of less familiar words.… Read More

Toughie 1387

Toughie No 1387 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

Was it just me who was on song this morning or did others find this puzzle to be absurdly easy? It was a complete read-and-write for me except for the last two answers (4 across and 8 down) which needed a few seconds thought.… Read More

Toughie 1369

Toughie No 1369 by MynoT

“You can’t see the join”

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

A typical Tuesday Toughie – not too difficult but sadly lacking in sparkle.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. You can also add your assessment by selecting from one to five stars at the bottom of the post.… Read More