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Toughie 842 ~ Posted on

Toughie 842 by Elkamere

A little of what you fancy

by Antony and Cleopatra

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

Tilsit being sadly hors de combat again, we have emerged from the desert to blog this fine Toughie from Elkamere. The perfect level of difficulty, with some splendid wordplay, some of which actually required both of us to work out what he was on about.

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Toughie 841 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 841 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

It was nice to have a challenging puzzle on a Thursday and I enjoyed it even though a lot of the clues are rather convoluted. I thought it was going to be a pangram but I failed to find the Z. This is somewhat surprising because a Z could easily have been incorporated by using the alternative spelling at 14 across. Perhaps Shamus had this originally but found it too awkward to clue.

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