Category Archives: Toughie Crosswords

Toughie 1401

Toughie No 1401 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I’m not sure what has happened to Toro, but I have added some hastily-assembled hints.

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Toughie 1400

Toughie No 1400 by Osmosis

As much use as a chocolate teapot?

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

One of those puzzles where, having completed it, you wonder why you had bothered. OK, I had no choice as I had to write the review.… Read More

Toughie 1399

Toughie No 1399 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This was a typical Kcit puzzle. It was enjoyable enough to solve but it was fairly straightforward and there was nothing in the wordplay to cause any head-scratching

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Toughie 1398

Toughie No 1398 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

It was great to meet so many blog regulars in Southwark yesterday, with special mention going to our visitors from New Zealand.
There were a number of gimmes today (e.g.… Read More

Toughie 1397

Toughie No 1397 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Toro

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BD Rating - Difficulty * - Enjoyment **

A very accessible puzzle from the popular Shamus, fairly clued as ever but perhaps a bit short of sparkle on this occasion.

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Toughie 1396

Toughie No 1396 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley!

It’s the King of the Toughies today, the Toughie equivalent of Mark Labbett from The Chase quiz show. I found this a fairly stern challenge and it took me a fair old while to get my head around a couple of the answers, particularly in the bottom right.… Read More

Toughie 1395

Toughie No 1395 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

An interesting puzzle. There were certain things that I wasn’t 100% happy with but I enjoyed the puzzle

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Toughie 1394

Toughie No 1394 by Firefly

No Pigtails?

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is an enjoyable Toughie with a mini-theme relating to animals’ bits (no, not those bits).
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Toughie 1393

Toughie No 1393 by Dada

How did Dada know the Liberals would get a beating?

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

I found this to be a bit tougher than usual for a Tuesday, which was a very pleasant surprise.

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Toughie 1392

Toughie No 1392 by Elkamere

A Dictionary in the Corner

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

On the easy side for a Friday Toughie – kinda Anax-lite. As usual Elkamere relies on colloquialisms in both clues and answers. Overseas solvers may struggle with the Countdown reference.… Read More