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Toughie 2568

Toughie No 2568 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A nicely themed and not-insanely-difficult puzzle for today, including a Nina confirming Elgar’s state of mind. I wish every one of you the very best for 2021

Definitions are underlined in the clues below.… Continue reading

Double Toughie 100012

Christmas Day Double Toughie No 100,012

‘Bubbles’ by Elgar

Hints and Tips by Fred and Ginger

 

This puzzle was published on Christmas Day 2020

Difficulty ***** Enjoyment *****

Here we go with the 12th annual Elgar Festive Double. Continue reading “Double Toughie 100012”

Toughie 2566

Toughie No 2566 by Django

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This annus horribilis is drawing to a close so may I wish everyone a Safer and Happier 2021.

Thanks to Django for a pretty gentle Toughie. Some of the clues are rather wordy but the wordplay of all is clear and the puzzle has been put together without any obscurities, which earns applause from me.… Continue reading

Toughie 2563

Toughie No 2563 by Serpent

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Serpent always gives us something extra and today he’s excelled by providing a pangram without the single most common letter in English (although its shape does make a few appearances in the grid).… Continue reading

Toughie 2562

Toughie No 2562 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **   Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from The Independent Bubble of Barrel where very little has happened since the beginning of time. Today Silvanus has treated us to a trip down memory lane to meet a dead comedian and a dead B movie actor in a gentle Toughie which I think is just right for a Tuesday. Continue reading “Toughie 2562”

Toughie 2561

Toughie No 2561 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I think you’ll enjoy this ‘slightly gentler’ Elgar. I incorrectly guessed the ending of the Nina which messed up my SE corner a bit, but soon fixed. Lesson learnt.… Continue reading