Osmosis – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2612

Toughie No 2612 by Osmosis

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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

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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

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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

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Toughie 2549

Toughie No 2549 by Osmosis

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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

Toughie 2533

Toughie No 2533 by Osmosis

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A very enjoyable crossword I thought – the top half went in quickly but there was plenty to keep me puzzled thereafter. Another near pangram, missing the J.… Continue reading

Toughie 2517

Toughie No 2517 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Another near pangram from Osmosis; we seem to be missing the F. Meticulous clueing as always with some original indicators that add to the fun. I wasn’t familiar with the actor, so that was my last one in.… Continue reading

Toughie 2501

Toughie No 2501 by Osmosis

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

Another precise and quite tricky puzzle today from Osmosis, though there were a few easy clues to get started. I had finished the entire right-hand side before I had a single entry on the left, which may reflect the grid.… Continue reading

Toughie 2477

Toughie No 2477 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Lots of great misleads today, especially in the definitions – a joy to solve. Not quite a pangram, as we are missing the J.

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Toughie 2449

Toughie No 2449 by Osmosis

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We have a near-pangram from Osmosis today (V is missing). Near-pangrams are the new black. I started in NE and progressed rapidly but SW slowed me down, and it took me a long time to remember the lady in 3d, or even to realise we were looking for her.… Continue reading