February 22, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 28043

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28043

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

A very happy eighty-fourth birthday to today’s setter, Roger Squires, from all of us at Big Dave’s Crossword Blog

Our Monday morning maestro
Has once again compiled
A gentle charming puzzle
Which leaves us quite beguiled

There are anagrams to please us
And chestnuts of tradition
And also here to tease us
Are some double definitions

We have clever surface readings
That mislead and confuse
And words that might be hidden
Or reversed within these clues

As you wrestle with this puzzle
From this man who never tires
Please join me in saying
Happy birthday Roger Squires

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