Osmosis – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2708

Toughie No 2708 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Either Osmosis is becoming more devious or I’m becoming thicker – I found this hard work. We have a pangram, which has become a signature of this setter.… Continue reading

Toughie 2692

Toughie No 2692 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I found this quite hard going but that could be me. My birthday today and I kept being interrupted by nice phone calls. I’m keen to know how others found this puzzle.… Continue reading

Toughie 2676

Toughie No 2676 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Looks like we have a double pangram, and we have plenty of Osmosis-style devious definitions making for some great penny-drop moments – though the result was more fun than the ride!… Continue reading

Toughie 2660

Toughie No 2660 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment *

Dutch is unavailable today.  I hadn’t anticipated the problems of the last two days when I agreed to cover for him, which is why this review is so late. Continue reading “Toughie 2660”

Toughie 2628

Toughie No 2628 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Osmosis may be teasing us again. We would have a double pangram, except that we have only one V. An enjoyable puzzle today – I always appreciate the accuracy and attention to detail, e.g.,… Continue reading

Toughie 2612

Toughie No 2612 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Osmosis keeps us on our toes with some wacky definitions and clever misleading surface readings. And, we have a pangram!

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Toughie 2596

Toughie No 2596 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A typically enjoyable puzzle from Osmosis with trademark precision and good variety – AND we have complete pangram! Why do I feel relieved?

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Toughie 2584

Toughie No 2584 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Ooph. A knowledge of Scottish football will have given you a considerable advantage over me. I struggled particularly in NE. A would-be pangram if we had an F, but we do have a ‘PH’

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Toughie 2572

Toughie No 2572 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A very nice puzzle, I thought, with a good variety of clues and, of course, precise as always

A pangram but for the K. Hm. I bet Osmosis is chuckling.… Continue reading

Toughie 2549

Toughie No 2549 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A fun puzzle by Osmosis today with well-crafted surfaces. My last ones in were the two double clues – it took me a while to get my head in the right space.… Continue reading