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Toughie 2703

Toughie No 2703 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

The Telegraph’s usual (very convoluted) method of informing on-line subscribers of the identities of the compilers of the Toughie puzzles has failed this week so I’m not certain of today’s setter, though I have a strong suspicion.… Continue reading

Toughie 2671

Toughie No 2671 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

It seems there’s been something of a boo-boo at Telegraph Towers today and this puzzle has failed to make it into the dead tree version. If you’re suffering from withdrawal symptoms and ask nicely here someone will email you a copy.… Continue reading

Toughie 2636

Toughie No 2636 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

 

Definitely a toughie – took me a while to find the right parsing for 8a (the lawman), 2d (southern Germany), 17d (theatrical act) & 22d (last of many to raise voice).… Continue reading

Toughie 2571

Toughie no 2571 by proXimal

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

An enjoyable and solver-friendly Toughie from proXimal. I did search for a pangram as the grid is one of his ‘usual’ ones where the Xs appear in the black squares but the solutions are also missing a Z so just an ‘ordinary’ crossword this time

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