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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

Toughie 2008

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

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

Toughie 1972

Toughie No 1972 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello lovely Tuesday Toughiers.  I really enjoyed this puzzle and, thanks to being tireder than usual and more winey (hopefully not more whiney), I got to spend longer on it than I probably otherwise would have. … Continue reading

Toughie 1956

Toughie No 1956 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Warm greetings friends, especially to any of you celebrating your 62nd birthday this year — Happy Birthtoughie.  (I wonder if any solver will have their birthtoughie on their birthday?)… Continue reading

Toughie 1938

Toughie No 1938 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

More gentle Thursday fare, this time from our editor elect. It was a quick solve which was helped by the generous number of anagrams. I hope there weren’t too many cricket references

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Toughie 1918

Toughie No 1918 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

A pleasant puzzle from Samuel with some nice clues. It is possibly over-anagrammed and it does contain the now seemingly obligatory homophone designed to raise a few hackles.… Continue reading

Toughie 1902

Toughie No 1902 by Samuel

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

 

Hello, and Happy Diwali!  It’s also apparently International Gin and Tonic Day, so plenty of reasons to charge your glasses.  Other than that, it’s another perfectly ordinary Thursday, except that Bufo is busy again so I’m here to bring you Blog 101. … Continue reading

Toughie 1886

Toughie No 1886 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I didn’t find this overly difficult until I stalled on the last few answers (mostly in the SW corner) and then stalled even more trying to work out the wordplay for 23 across.… Continue reading

Toughie 1870

Toughie No 1870 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

The bottom half went in reasonably quickly but I had more of a problem with the top half. But it all came good in the end and it was a very enjoyable exercise

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