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Toughie 1459

Toughie No 1459 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Once again I feel short-changed. I settled down ready to give the brain a thorough work-out only to complete the puzzle without the brain having to get out of first gear.… Continue reading

Toughie 1435

Toughie No 1435 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is my first time for blogging a Samuel puzzle. The answers went in fairly easily until I was left with the last few. There were some less familiar terms which caused me problems.… Continue reading

Toughie 1413

Toughie No 1413 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Toro

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BD Rating - Difficulty ***/**** - Enjoyment *****

Those without a British upbringing might struggle with one or two of the references, but Samuel's second Toughie is a delight, and shows what can be done when good setters really apply themselves to their craft. All Tuesdays should be like this!

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Toughie 1385

Toughie No 1385 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Toro

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BD Rating - Difficulty **** - Enjoyment ****

A warm welcome from all of us to Samuel on his first Telegraph Toughie appearance. I thought this was a decent if typically gentle Tuesday offering until I realised I had printed out and solved the back-pager by mistake! The real thing was much more in the Toughie vein and full of strong clues that I really enjoyed.

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