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Toughie 3220

Toughie No 3220 by Osmosis

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

Good lord! We have a full pangram!

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Toughie 3196

Toughie No 3196 by Osmosis

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I found this much easier than the last Osmosis and as a result more enjoyable. We are a Y short of a pangram.

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Toughie 3188

Toughie No 3188 by Osmosis

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

More vague clueing from Osmosis, and a W short of a pangram.

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Toughie 3180

Toughie No 3180 by Osmosis

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

I struggled with this today, could just be me. It seemed an unfortunate combination of vague definitions and more than average general knowledge

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Toughie 3156

Toughie No 3156 by Osmosis

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

Argh. I finished the blog then somehow deleted it and had to redo the lot, sorry I’m late. Osmosis makes it harder for us with broad definitions. Help with 5a please, I think Shaft’s case is quiver but not sure of first bit.… Continue reading

Toughie 3148

Toughie No 3148 by Osmosis

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

“F” is missing today. The two long clues have strong hints in their first few letters, and once they are in place the rest of the puzzle follows nicely

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Toughie 3124

Toughie No 3124 by Osmosis

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

A cute Nina today. We have the usual baffling definitions from Osmosis that look so much better in hindsight. My lateral thinking is beginning to let me down.… Continue reading

Toughie 3108

Toughie No 3108 by Osmosis

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

This seemed tricky. I had plenty to parse after filling the grid, and I was still changing the parsing while writing up the blog!. This time the F is missing from a pangram

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Toughie 3068

Toughie No 3068 by Osmosis

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Just over 3* today. Nice puzzle. A near pangram again – I think V is missing.

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