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Toughie 2780

Toughie No 2780 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Again, Osmosis intrigues us by omitting the highest scrabble scorers from his grid. Ten letters are missing. That includes an “L”, though, is that intentional? Is Osmosis setting himself new challenges?… Continue reading

Toughie 2756

Toughie No 2756 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Once again we are intrigued by Osmosis omitting 11 high-scoring scrabble letters from the puzzle. A slow solve for me.

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Toughie 2740

Toughie No 2740 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A gentle and most enjoyable puzzle from Osmosis, who seems to have grown an aversion to X,Y,Z, & Q. I can’t help but feel I am missing some other trick.… Continue reading

Toughie 2724

Toughie No 2724 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Osmosis gives us top quality: beautifully-crafted surface readings that nicely disguise the definitions, making for an enjoyable and satisfying solve. No sign of Q,X,Y,Z, so no pangram. Makes me wonder if I am missing something else.… Continue reading

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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