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Toughie 538

Toughie No 538 by Myops

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

The Friday Challenge this week comes from Myops and as usual with his puzzles, I found it quite a tough challenge and if I am honest, not as enjoyable as the other puzzles this week. I did wonder whether we would be treated to something appropriate for the day, but it was not to be. There is a mini-theme and a sort of Nina related to 5 down in the grid.

There are some nice clues and clever constructions, but whether I am feeling a bit drained from my recent exertions and a bit all puzzled out (you’ll get to see why on BBC4 in September!), but I just found it difficult to tune in to this puzzle. I think I’ll have to spend time wrestling with the Wee Stinker puzzle to get inside Myops’ mind a little.

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