Toughie 2278

Toughie No 2278 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Greetings from a fairly damp and miserable Warrington (what’s new? – the locals).

Managed to make it back safely from Germany, although I am having to trot to the clinic for daily antibiotic IV’s due to an infected leg after I had a fall over there.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2250

Toughie No 2250 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Another lovely pangram by Osmosis which didn’t cause me any great difficulties.  Last ones in were 20d and 28a

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

Toughie 2234

Toughie No 2234 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

Dutch is on holiday this Friday and next, although he did manage to make it to S&B XV last Tuesday.

This delightful puzzle was, for me, spoilt by 28 Across.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2210

Toughie No 2210 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A very pleasant and precise puzzle today. We have learnt that we can expect a pangram from Osmosis, but today he sets the bar higher: using fairly normal grid entries, we have a double pangram!… Continue reading >

Toughie 2190

Toughie No 2190 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Osmosis gives us a pangram, as usual (with 9a taking care of the first 4 letters). Trademark precise clueing – this is a good toughie for people who enjoy unravelling wordplay.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2170

Toughie No 2170 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

As usual, we have a meticulously-clued pangram from Osmosis, with smooth surfaces elegantly combining definition and wordplay. My own solving experience didn’t go that well: when I eventually submitted online, I saw I had 6 errors but the bit that highlights where they are flashed past and I missed it.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2147

Toughie No 2147 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A tricky pangram from Osmosis where I found myself reasonably well on-wavelength, though I had to stretch my crossword memory a bit for some of the references

Definitions are underlined.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2127

Toughie No 2127 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Another lovely and precise puzzle from Osmosis, solved with pleasure on the new blue telegraph puzzle website. It’s a pangram, of course. I struggled a bit with the writers, having to remember my rhyming slang and needing to google the foodie.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2107

Toughie No 2107 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

It was a joy to solve this clever pangram from Osmosis. The clues are exquisitely crafted – lovely misleads throughout and beautifully disguised definitions. I did struggle with the two long down clues as I wasn’t familiar with the names – a question of guessing the answer from the parsing and checking.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2087

Toughie No 2087 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

 

A high quality pangram from Osmosis today, meticulously clued with many outstanding surfaces — which, as so often happens, I appreciated all the more the second time around when writing the blog.… Continue reading >