Micawber – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2358

Toughie No 2358 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

This is Micawber’s customary year-end puzzle covering the events of the last 12 months and what a joy it is. Many thanks to Micawber (and thanks to BD for giving me the chance to blog it).… Continue reading

Toughie 2345

Toughie No 2345 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

It was good to find that I only had to wait three weeks between Micawber puzzles this time. It was excellent stuff from with some very nice touches. It probably took me longer than it should have done because I didn’t feel on top form today but that gave me more time to appreciate it. Continue reading “Toughie 2345”

Toughie 2317

Toughie No 2317 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I thought I hadn’t seen a Micawber Toughie for a while and it turns out that this is his first one for nearly six months. That’s far too long between puzzles. It was a typical Micawber puzzle – not particularly difficult but very enjoyable. Continue reading “Toughie 2317”

Toughie 2217

Toughie No 2217 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

There was no danger that I wouldn’t realise it was Thursday because I knew that there was a Micawber Toughie to blog. In the event I was somewhat disappointed because I didn’t think that the puzzle was anything special.… Continue reading

Toughie 2197

Toughie No 2197 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Bufo is hors de combat this week so you’ve been landed with a double dose of me (and I’ve been given the cherished opportunity to blog a Micawber puzzle).… Continue reading

Toughie 2161

Toughie No 2161 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

It’s always a pleasure to find a Micawber puzzle on a Thursday and this was as enjoyable to solve as his puzzles usually are. There was nothing particularly difficult but some of the wordplay needed teasing out

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Continue reading

Toughie 2150

End-of-Year Toughie No 2150 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Thank you Micawber for another wonderful end-of-year puzzle, where every clue is a topical reference to 2018. The puzzle is no harder than a back-pager, and I hope lots of people will try it and enjoy it.… Continue reading

Toughie 2118

Toughie No 2118 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

There was nothing too arduous today and there were plenty of anagrams to aid progress.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. Continue reading “Toughie 2118”

Toughie 2102

Toughie No 2102 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A not too difficult and immensely enjoyable puzzle from Micawber. Every clue is a delight. Today, I’m standing in for Bufo the magician (now you see him, now you don’t) – so apologies if I don’t live up to Bufo’s usual concise clarity (though you might get some illustrations).… Continue reading

Toughie 2082

Toughie No 2082 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I was running late today so I was happy that this Micawber puzzle was one of his gentler ones. I was fortunate in that it contains nothing that I haven’t met before. Continue reading “Toughie 2082”