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Toughie 165

Toughie No 165 by KciT

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

This is another good Toughie which is not as difficult as some, but is full of well-constructed and entertaining clues.

As Big Dave mentioned in his Toughie review last Friday, we are changing our approach to the Toughie reviews slightly, on the basis that solvers at this level do not need to have every nook and cranny of the wordplay explained. You’ll notice that for some of the more complicated clues I’ve still explained the wordplay in full, whereas for others I’ve just given general hints. I should really appreciate getting feedback as to whether I’ve got the blend right or not. If there is anything that needs further explanation please mention it in a comment and I’ll try to expand on it.

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