Category Archives: Toughie Crosswords

Toughie 1233

Toughie No 1233 by Elgar

Kipper Me Capstans!

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

Tilsit is on his hols giving me a rare opportunity to tussle with Elgar – and a thoroughly enjoyable tussle it was. He’s possibly not yet back to full ‘Cloggie’ mode but this puzzle is chock full of wonderful penny drop moments.

Toughie 1232

Toughie No 1232 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is the first Osmosis puzzle that I’ve had to blog in a long time and I enjoyed it. I made steady progress with only the SW corner causing a temporary halt.

Toughie 1231

Toughie No 1231 by Giovanni

You’ve Got To Pick a Pocket or Two

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

There were one or two clues that needed a bit of thought but on the whole this was a fairly straightforward Toughie.

Toughie 1230

Toughie No 1230 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Toro

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

A straightforward but rather good (I thought) puzzle from Shamus today. Apologies for the delay in posting and the lack of multimedia enrichment but work meant I wasn’t able to start until after the usual posting time.

Toughie 1229

Toughie No 1229 by proXimal

Vlad still rules, OK!

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

Not yet quite up to the standard set for Friday Toughies by Elgar, but a very pleasant puzzle nonetheless.

Toughie 1228

Toughie No 1228 by MynoT

A load of 20 across?

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

A relatively straightforward Toughie from MynoT. One enjoyment star has been docked for the howler in 6 down.

Toughie 1227

Toughie No 1227 by Micawber

A Nappy Event

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I must have been very good in a previous life because I’m being rewarded with more than my fair share of Micawber Toughies to blog. We have another excellent puzzle from him today, not too difficult but really entertaining.

Toughie 1226

Toughie No 1226 by Dada

Double Trouble

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

I’m not sure what has happened to Toro today so I have put this review together somewhat hastily.

Toughie 1225

Toughie No 1225 by Sparks

Serendipity

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

I found this Toughie to be comparatively easy but very entertaining.

Toughie 1224

Toughie No 1224 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This took me rather longer than Kcit’s puzzles usually do though I’m not sure why.