May 2, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 764

Toughie No 764 by Micawber

National Elf Service

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I feel very privileged to be allowed to blog a puzzle of this quality. Humour, clever wordplay and a distinct lack of very obscure words – I loved it – thanks to Micawber for making my day. How did you get on?

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DT 26855

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26855

Hints and tips by Falcon

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Greetings from Ottawa where April showers are extending into May. Pommers is traveling and apparently somewhat cut off from the Internet. However, I am sure he is closely following – and no doubt concerned by – the recent play of United. As for my sports obsession, the Ottawa Senators have already been knocked out of the hockey playoffs here in North America.

Apparently I get the honour of piloting the new blog site on its maiden run. Let’s hope I fare better than the captain of the Titanic.

Today we have a puzzle that is easily recognizable as a Jay creation. It did take me a bit of time to get started. However, once I had established a beachhead, I was able to make steady progress.

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