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Toughie 1942

Toughie No 1942 by Mynot

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A pleasant enough puzzle to end the Thursday Toughie year. I was held up for a while in the NE corner but there was nothing particularly difficult

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Toughie 1920

Toughie No 1920 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hi all.  MynoT brings us today’s mid-paper puzzle which has a few tricky bits, but plenty of anagrams to help out.  I didn’t find filling the grid too problematic, but some elements of the wordplay were unfamiliar to me so I spent a while getting everything fully untangled.… Continue reading

Toughie 1884

Toughie No 1884 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Ahoy there me hearties! Ready yer sea legs and set sail aboard the good ship Toughie, captained by MynoT, with your Kitty attempting to navigate.  I found this about right for this stage in the proceedings: on the Toughie scale but at the easier end of it, and enjoyed writing the hints over a breakfast of toast, beans and cackle fruit. … Continue reading

Toughie 1864

Toughie No 1864 by MynoT

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

MynoT starts off the Toughie week – the difficulty rating being  a reflection of the fact that some of the clues definitely fell into the ‘took longer to explain than solve’ category

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Toughie 1840

Toughie No 1840 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

 

Hi all, for the last time from South Kensington.

Today’s crossword didn’t put up too much of a fight for the most part, with just the last couple taking a while to fall. … Continue reading

Toughie 1820

Toughie No 1820 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hi.  I hope you all had an enjoyable bank holiday weekend.  We return to normality with this pleasant puzzle from MynoT.  I was underwhelmed by a few of the surfaces and generally inclined to be grumpy today – but perhaps I’m just suffering from the after effects of being spun around on the back page blog!… Continue reading

Toughie 1796

Toughie No 1796 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

 

Hi all.  I hope you had a most enjoyable Easter weekend.  I’ve been able to spend time with both of my siblings and their offspring, but relative peace is returning.… Continue reading

Toughie 1776

Toughie No 1776 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

 

Hi cutie-pies!  Today’s puzzle is very special for it is the 444x4th Toughie.  By some amazing mathematical coincidence, it is also the 4x444th Toughie.  That’s NumberWang!… Continue reading

Toughie 1749

Toughie No 1749 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I was pleasantly surprised by this one and enjoyed it. The **/*** rating for difficulty is because I stared at my last clue (20a) for some time before the penny dropped with a great clang, otherwise it would have been just **.… Continue reading

Toughie 100008

Toughie No 100008 by MynoT

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

 

Mynot provides us with a seasonal offering that won’t delay you long from your  present unwrapping or festive food and drink consumption.  The only chestnuts to be found here are a couple of the old friends of the cryptic crossword solver.  … Continue reading