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Toughie No 2961

Toughie No 2961 by Hudson

Hints and tips by StephenL

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone from a wet and windy (and sunny!) South Devon. Continue reading “Toughie No 2961”

Toughie 2914

Toughie No 2914 by Hudson

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Just what the crossword solver ordered – a splendid crossword from Hudson which was a joy to solve from start to finish. Continue reading “Toughie 2914”

Toughie 2859

Toughie No 2859 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

An entertaining puzzle from Hudson – thanks to him. There are several of what we call 25s amongst the clues.

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Toughie 2839

Toughie No 2839 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Hudson has given us a puzzle low on difficulty but high on enjoyment. Do you agree or disagree?

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Toughie 2763

Toughie No 2763 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Many thanks to Hudson for a puzzle that’s great fun but not too tricky. I try to place the difficulty rating for a Toughie somewhere on the scale of the Toughies that we get, where Elgar would always be 5* and the puzzles we used to get from the likes of Busman in the distant past and Warbler more recently would be 1* – this one is very much towards the easier end on that scale.… Continue reading

Toughie 2747

Toughie No 2747 by Hudson

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I always enjoy Hudson’s Toughies but I was slightly disappointed by this one. It continued the run of floughieness that we’ve had all week and it seemed to lack a bit of the sparkle that we usually get from him.… Continue reading