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Toughie 1001

Toughie No 1001 by Elgar

Doctor, Strange Puzzle!

(Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Just Let My Brain Hurt)

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley. What better way to conclude this special toughie-fest with the king of the Evil Puzzles, and here he is doing his best impression of Mark Labbett, the Chaser on the TV quiz. Big, mean and unforgiving. Well, not so much of the big, more pocket battleship. But you get my drift?

The Toughie’s promise is to supply some of the hardest puzzles in Fleet Street and there won’t be anyone prosecuting this one under the Trades Description Act. That said, for me, it was a wonderful solve, as good as yesterday’s.

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