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Toughie 3267

Toughie No 3267 by Kcit
Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I had a bit of a shock this morning. The method that I’ve used to paste the clues seamlessly from the Puzzles site into my Word document for the last 15 years doesn’t work with the new site; that resulted in a lot of fiddling about and swearing. So, if you find any typos in the clues here it’s down to me.

Kcit has given us a puzzle containing his usual large ration of abbreviations and lots of letter deletions. On the plus side he’s been very sparing with the number of anagrams. Thanks to him.

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Toughie 3245

Toughie No 3245 by Kcit
Hints and tips by ALP

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As a hack, I’ve loved interviewing authors. They’re (generally) intelligent, they spend way too much time on their own so they’re often girlishly chatty and, most importantly, they always say yes to a sit-down because they’ve invariably got a book to promote.

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Toughie 3227

Toughie No 3227 by Kcit
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I found the top half of this puzzle very gentle although it did get a little tougher towards the bottom. Thanks to Kcit.

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Toughie 3211

Toughie No 3211 by Kcit
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Thanks to Kcit for a gentle puzzle which I thought was rather lacking in 18d.

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Toughie 3195

Toughie No 3195 by Kcit
Hints and tips by Gazza

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I seemed to be on Kcit’s wavelength today and this didn’t cause me many problems. It contains only two anagrams which is a bonus as far as I’m concerned although there were more than enough single letter deletions.Continue reading

Toughie 3175

Toughie No 3171 by Kcit
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Thanks to Kcit for today’s puzzle which I didn’t find overly tough except for 25a.

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Toughie 3159

Toughie No 3159 by Kcit
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

An enjoyable midweek Toughie – thanks to Kcit.

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Across Clues

1a Fellows attending school, a good one in Yale’s view?… Continue reading

Toughie 3143

Toughie No 3143 by Kcit
Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I thought that Kcit had upped his normal difficulty level for this one. Having not had too much success at the top initially I ended up solving it from the bottom up.Continue reading

EV 1608 (Hints)

Enigmatic Variations 1608 (Hints)

More than Meets the Eye by Kcit

Hints and tips by The Numpties

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Kcit needs no introduction for EV solvers. Dave Hennings’ crossword database tells us that he has been setting them since 1993. We know he will give us a challenge with demanding clues, often with some musical connection.… Continue reading

Toughie 3127

Toughie No 3127 by Kcit
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I enjoyed this puzzle which was well-suited to a Thursday Toughie – thanks to Kcit.

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