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Toughie 2614

Toughie No 2614 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

What a delight – a Silvanus puzzle on a Wednesday. As the resident Wednesday blogger I hope that this is a permanent move for our setter and not just a short-term arrangement.… 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 2610

Toughie No 2610 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

When I first accessed this from the Puzzles site early this morning clue 27a was repeated as 27d which caused a problem with the grid. That was soon corrected however.

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Toughie 2609

Toughie 2609 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Miffypops

I’m not here to be perfect. I’m here to be me.

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

Gdanga fellow solvers. Today’s puzzle from Chalicea is, as usual very user-friendly and a delight to solve. A smile in every corner of this puzzle that only just touches the edge of The Toughie Spectrum. Continue reading “Toughie 2609”

Toughie 2608

Toughie No 2608 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A 50th anniversary, and Elgar at his best – a thoroughly enjoyable puzzle and a masterful grid fill. With the theme, I didn’t expect a Nina, but there seems to be a wee subconscious one in the central row

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Toughie 2606

Toughie No 2606 by Django

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Thanks to Django for a pleasant puzzle. It’s not really a Toughie though is it? – let me know if you disagree.

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