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Toughie 3004

Toughie No 3004 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Sometimes it takes me a while to get on to proXimal’s wavelength. Luckily, he has included a number of easier clues to get you started, much appreciated!

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DT 30214

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30214
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

LetterBoxRoy has had more problems publishing his review this morning so I’ve produced some hints.

Thanks to the setter for the puzzle.

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DT 30209 (full review)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30209

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 28th Jan 2023

BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Greetings from Kolkata. A super, straightforward Saturday puzzle from Cephas that I enjoyed solving and thereafter writing a review of the same for your kind perusal and significant feedback.Continue reading

Toughie 3003

Toughie No 3003 by Kcit
Hints and tips by Gazza

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

We seem to have had a reversal of the usual order of Toughie difficulty so far this week with this puzzle being as straightforward as any Toughie in recent times.Continue reading