Samuel – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2300 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2300 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This is pretty gentle but very enjoyable with little bits of humour throughout. Lots of clues have ‘sporting’ surfaces (especially football) but sporting knowledge is not really necessary in order to solve the puzzle.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2289 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2289 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

An enjoyable puzzle with some original touches. It wasn’t particularly difficult though I had to think hard about some of the parsing. Continue reading “Toughie 2289”

Toughie 2252 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2252 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I thought that this was a pleasant but fairly straightforward puzzle which for the most part would not have been out of place on the back page. Thanks to Samuel.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2236 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2236 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

There’s nothing too tricky in this enjoyable puzzle, although I’m not sure that I’ve fully understood 3d.

Thanks to Samuel for a fun puzzle.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of the puzzle.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2192 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2192 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

There are two types of Toughie I like – ones which provide a tricky set of clues which torment the grey matter and need to be teased out and ones which contain a lot of humour and make me laugh.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2120 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2120 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

 

Welcome.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a Toughie from our editor, and this is a most welcome return indeed.  I found it rather Toughier than I was expecting, and will be interested to see how you found it.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2068 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2068 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hi everyone, I hope you are well.  We have a Toughie today from the man who can construct a themed Enigmatic Variations puzzle in just 13 hours. … Continue reading >

Toughie 2048 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2048 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hi folks.  I found this an enjoyable puzzle with a bit more meat on the bone than we often get a Tuesday.  No gristle, and much enjoyed.… Continue reading >

Toughie 2008 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2008 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Welcome all.  There’s nothing too fiendish here, but clues constructed seamlessly enough to provide some challenge and all very nice indeed.  What more could we ask of a Tuesday Toughie?… Continue reading >

Toughie 1988 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1988 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, you beautiful people.  I hope life is treating you well.  It’s Tuesday, it’s Toughieland, and once again our puzzles editor has taken to the setting seat to provide our entertainment.… Continue reading >