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Toughie 2876

Toughie No 2876 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Osmosis uses just 14 letters of the alphabet. Today is the first time I’ve been able to use this to my advantage: once I had a Y, I knew what the two algebraic variables were likely to be.… Continue reading

Toughie 2875

Toughie No 2875 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Thanks to Kcit for a fairly straightforward puzzle.

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Across Clues

1a Place swathed in unadulterated colour (6)
PURPLE: insert the map abbreviation for place into a synonym of unadulterated.… Continue reading

DT 30021

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30021
Hints and tips by StephenL
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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone from a sunny and warm South Devon.
Some less than obvious synonyms took me into 3* time but as enjoyable as ever. Continue reading “DT 30021”

DT 30020

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30020

Hints and tips by KiwiColin

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Just one Kiwi in the blogging chair this week.

Our procession of violent, wet cold fronts has now moved away and we are back to a much more acceptable type of winter weather. Crisp, frosty mornings preceding calm days with clear, blue skies.… Continue reading

Sunday Toughie 20

Sunday Toughie No 20 by proXimal

Review by Sloop John Bee

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This puzzle was published on the 12th of June 2022

This was a tricky little devil that took me a lot longer to solve than the previous proXimal I blogged for the holidaying Deep Threat (Two days earlier #30,010). It is impressive how the other SJB (Steven J Bartlett) can pitch his puzzles with just the right level of difficulty between his back page and toughie puzzles. I believe I get one more go in DT’s blogging chair on the 1st of July, I wonder who I will get then.

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ST 3164 (full review)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3164

A full review by Rahmat Ali

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This puzzle was published on 12th June 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment *****

Greetings from Kolkata. Dada has given us a very straightforward Sunday puzzle that was highly enjoyable. I now present to you again a full review of the same and would be happy to receive your valuable feedback.Continue reading