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Toughie 2124

Toughie No 2124 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello!  We haven’t seen Warbler since the beginning of September, and it’s very nice to see her back.  I found this mostly of back page difficulty, but was held up at the end by a couple.… Continue reading

Toughie 2084

Toughie No 2084 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty * –  Enjoyment ***

 

Welcome everybody.  Warbler is very much a gateway drug to Toughies, and to anyone who normally stays on the back page, I say: do come over here and try this.  You’ll like it.  It’s not at all addictive.  (One or two of the previous statements may contain traces of lie.)

Definitions are underlined in the clues below and indicators are italicised when quoted in the hints.  You’ll find the answers inside the buttons.  The exclamation mark is not an imperative — click only if you wish to reveal all.… Continue reading

Toughie 2044

Toughie No 2044 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello! — greetings as warm as the weather here in Surrey to you all.  Today’s second crossword is, for seasoned Toughiers at least (and please don’t lose heart if you are not one of them), entirely suitable for kitties and humans who are doing their best not to overheat: a cool refreshing breeze.… Continue reading

Toughie 2016

Toughie No 2016 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty * –  Enjoyment ***

 

Welcome to this Warbler Toughie which I found very pleasant, but with the feel of a midweek back pager difficulty-wise.  If anagrams were shoes, a spider crawling across this page would find enough here to keep it from getting blog on its feet.… Continue reading

Toughie 1992

Toughie No 1992 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty * –  Enjoyment ****

 

Hi all, I hope life is treating you well.  While I don’t like to give one star for difficulty I can’t honestly give this more as it all slipped in in a time I’d be pretty pleased with for a back page puzzle. … Continue reading

Toughie 1960

Toughie No 1960 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Welcome.  The sun is shining above the clouds and Warbler has provided a puzzle to ease us into the Toughie swing of things with nothing too spiky. … Continue reading

Toughie 1912

Toughie No 1912 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

 

Hi all.  Warbler today brings us another puzzle in her usual style: she’s so consistent I think I could reuse the introduction from a blog of any one of her recent puzzles and not go far wrong.  So if you’ve enjoyed tackling Warbler crosswords before but not yet done this one, why not take a look at it now? Continue reading “Toughie 1912”

Toughie 1880

Toughie No 1880 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty * –  Enjoyment ***

 

Warm greetings to you all from London.  Warbler today eases us into a new week of middle-of-the-paper puzzles with this enjoyable romp.

The definitions are underlined in the clues below, and you’ll find the answers inside the   buttons. … Continue reading

Toughie 1836

Toughie No 1836 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

 

Hi all.  I hope you are well.  Today we have a nice feathery offering from Warbler, with only a few bits of beak and claw to watch out for, suitable for anyone (or at least, anyone who likes anagrams) to have a go at. … Continue reading

Toughie 1812

Toughie No 1812 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

 

Greetings from London, where I shall raise a glass to your good health.  We have a special Toughie today:

The definitions are underlined in the clues below, and you’ll find the answers inside the HAPPY 100th Warbler!Continue reading