September 13, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1049 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1049 by Micawber

A Talented Young Setter Named Mick ….

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley! I spent some of this week getting myself ready for a trampling by the hobnailed boots of Elgar, and instead I get the pleasant surprise of a Friday visit from Micawber.

Some of you probably don’t know but Micawber is the mastermind behind a clever piece of fun on Twitter where you use the 140 characters to produce topical limericks, quite a challenge but lots of fun. However, his success at this has led to a book deal and Tuesday saw the launch of There Was an Old Geezer Called Caesar: A History of the World in 100 Limericks, by Mick Twister. The book is available on Amazon – http://tinyurl.com/Twitmericks

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DT 27282 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27282

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This is an enjoyable, if not very arduous, puzzle from Giovanni. It’s worth noting how smooth the surface readings are and the imagination used in the containment indicators (dumped outside, stabled by, etc.). Do leave a comment telling us how you got on.
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DT 27277 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27277

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I thought that this was a typical Cephas puzzle that was of a decent difficulty level for a Saturday. His usual array of interesting anagram indicators and gentle cryptic definitions made this a fun solve for me.

 

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