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Toughie 2968

Toughie No 2968 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A nice steady solve, though back to 5* time for me. Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.
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Toughie 2967

Toughie No 2967 by Silvanus
Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Thanks to Silvanus for a most entertaining puzzle with only 25a holding me up and making me seek the help of Mrs Google.

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Toughie 2966

Toughie No 2966 by Django

Hints and Tips by crypticsue

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

Django provided a particularly tough Toughie for our Wednesday solving entertainment Continue reading “Toughie 2966”

Toughie 2964

Toughie No 2964 by Artix

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Sorry, running a bit late. I found this quite hard – I was not totally on wavelength, as they say. I still don’t fully understand 4/17d, suggestions welcome.… Continue reading

Toughie 2963

Toughie No 2963 by Firefly
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Thanks to Firefly for brightening up a horribly dark squally day in North Devon. He has given us an enjoyable puzzle with an ursine theme.

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Toughie 2960

Toughie No 2960 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

To my surprise I had a full grid in 2* time, which is definitely a first for me with an Elgar. However, it then took me quite a bit more time to parse 24a properly!… Continue reading

Toughie 2959

Toughie No 2959 by Beam
Hints and tips by Gazza

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

We have an enjoyable puzzle from Beam with his usual economy of words (no clue contains more than six words which is a remarkable feat). Thanks to him.Continue reading