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Toughie 2967

Toughie No 2967 by Silvanus
Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Thanks to Silvanus for a most entertaining puzzle with only 25a holding me up and making me seek the help of Mrs Google.

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Toughie 2947

Toughie No 2947 by Silvanus
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Silvanus provides today’s Toughie with his usual impeccably polished clues. Thanks to him.

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Toughie 2923

Toughie No 2923 by Silvanus
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Silvanus has given us a fairly gentle but highly enjoyable Toughie. Many thanks to him.

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Toughie 2899

Toughie No 2899 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

The word we have to clue in this month’s Telegraph Newsletter competition is ‘smoothie’ – I was tempted to send in ‘Drink in a Silvanus clue? (8)’. Today’s Toughie provides many examples of this setter’s art – many thanks to him.Continue reading

Toughie 2871

Toughie No 2871 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

We have a not-too-tricky Toughie from Silvanus today with his customary ultra-smooth surfaces and neat misdirections. Many thanks to him.

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Toughie 2819

Toughie No 2819 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Thanks to Silvanus for another of his 12a puzzles. 24a was new to me but the wordplay was clear.

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Toughie 2787

Toughie No 2787 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I do look forward to blogging a Silvanus Toughie. Thanks to him for a very enjoyable (and not too tricky) puzzle with his usual super-smooth surfaces.

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Toughie 2759

Toughie No 2759 by Silvanus

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

It’s a pleasure to get a visit from Silvanus to Thursday Toughie territory. This one is not too tricky but very entertaining.

Thanks to Silvanus.

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