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Toughie 758

Toughie No 758 by Ozymandias

Nudge, Nudge: Wink, Wink!

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley! As you are probably aware, there was a bit of a mix-up this morning with the puzzle previously inadvertently published a couple of weeks back being republished this morning on line and a different puzzle in the paper. However all is now sorted out and we have a pleasant puzzle by Ozymandias to tackle. I can confirm that our setter today is not the previously published setter that has used that name in the past.

A nice enjoyable puzzle, well suited to Friday, which kept me amused on a bus journey this morning, with a little tip of my hat to Crypticsue who helped me with a couple of stuckages. I am a bit concerned about one or two words used as anagram indicators that wouldn’t normally be so, but it’s a small point in a good puzzle.

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Toughie 758(8)

Toughie No 758(8) by Osmosis

Well there’s a surprise!!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Due to a Daily Telegraph Bank Holiday ‘problem’  meaning that the printed version in the paper was the Osomosis due next week, we have the treat of two Toughies in one day.   This one was slightly  tougher than the Warbler but just as entertaining.

[This puzzle was published in the newspaper as Toughie 758 on the day that Toughie 751 should have appeared.  It is available online as GK 7588.  BD]

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