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Sunday Toughie 16

Sunday Toughie No 16 by Zandio

Review by Sloop John Bee

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This puzzle was published on the 15th of May 2022

Across

1a    Winter event in sierra — promptly take a tumble (8)
SNOWFALL:    According to his weather reports Senf sees quite a lot of this winter event.… Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 17 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 17 by proXimal

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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This was a real tricky one for me. I was able to have a blog at another of the Sunday Toughie setters (Zandio) in a Friday back page guise and although it was quite tricky I managed it in half the time that this proXimal Toughie took.Continue reading

DT 29992

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29992

Hints and tips by Sloop John Bee

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good Morning from North Yorkshire. Deep Threat is having a well earned holiday, so Miffypops, Stephen L and myself will be rotating Friday blogging duties until he returns refreshed,
I have no real idea of gauging ratings so I will leave those alone for others to assess.… Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 16 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 16 by Zandio (Hints)

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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I was expecting Zandio last week but here he is now. Not the hardest of this series so far but still tricky enough to merit the Toughie status.Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 14

Sunday Toughie No 14 by Robyn

Review by Sloop John Bee

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This puzzle was published on the 1st of May 2022

1a    Dodged heartless enemies, like Batman? (7)
ESCAPED: The outer letters of enemies ES, + how Batman chooses to attire himself CAPED
Heartless tells us to remove the heart of E nemie S, in this case, like Batman?… Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 15 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 15 by proXimal (Hints)

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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I was expecting another Zandio today, but we have a proXimal instead. This one pushed me to the very edge of my solving ability, but a couple of nudges from the 5 freebies got me over the line.… Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 13

Sunday Toughie No 13 by proXimal

Review by Sloop John Bee

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This puzzle was published on 24th April 2022

I loved the boaty insect, struggled with the clipped bird and put 21a on the top of a podium with 13d and 27a.Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 14 (Hints)

Sunday Toughie No 14 by Robyn (Hints)

Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee

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A reasonably easy Sunday toughie from Robyn today, I have even half-finished the review for a week on Wednesday.

I have hinted at 16 out of 30 clues and a bonus pic for 3d so hopefully, that will give you enough to find the rest.Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 12

Sunday Toughie No 12 by Zandio

Review by Sloop John Bee

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This puzzle was published on 17th April 2022

A welcome easing of difficulty this week, but problems with the blog and my WordPress ineptitude made a mess of my hints post.… Continue reading