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Toughie 2383

Toughie No 2383 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I enjoyed this puzzle from our editor with its good dose of humour. My main difficulties came from queries of the type ‘How does that mean that?’ followed shortly by ‘Ah, that’s how!’.… Continue reading

Toughie 100,011

Toughie No 100,011 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Our esteemed editor has taken pity on those of us who have overindulged today and given us a very gentle festive Toughie – but as we say all the time a puzzle can be very enjoyable without being terribly difficult and this one fits the bill.… Continue reading

Toughie 2300

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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