Category Archives: Micawber

Micawber is Mick Hodgkin. He is also known as Morph in the Independent and writes limericks on Twitter (called twitmericks) as Mick Twister.

Toughie 1909

Toughie No 1909 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I thought that this one was fairly gentle for a Micawber Toughie but as enjoyable as his puzzles always are. Thanks to him for the entertainment.

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Toughie 1893

Toughie No 1893 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I found this one a bit trickier than we normally get from Micawber (possibly because several of the words were new for me) but it’s really enjoyable as his puzzles always are.… Read More

Toughie 1877

Toughie No 1877 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Micawber’s in a pretty gentle mood today but his puzzles are always enjoyable.

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Toughie 1850

Toughie No 1850 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I was delighted to discover that it was a Micawber day because it’s over a year since I last had the pleasure of blogging one of his puzzles.… Read More

Toughie 1833

Toughie No 1833 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Many thanks to Micawber for a fun-packed puzzle though if I hadn’t known the setter I might have guessed that it was by yesterday’s compiler, what with the food and music references and a few mad-hat clues.… Read More

Toughie 1817

Toughie No 1817 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I lived in Greater Manchester for many years and know very well the area where the dreadful outrage happened so I was devastated by the events of Monday evening.… Read More

Toughie 1805

Toughie No 1805 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Getting a Micawber to blog on Wednesdays is always the highlight of the crossword week for me. This one was on the easier side but as enjoyable as ever (and it’s a pangram).… Read More

Toughie 1789

Toughie No 1789 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Micawber’s given us a fairly fluffy Toughie today but it’s as enjoyable as his puzzles always are.

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Toughie 1773

Toughie No 1773 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

It’s turning out to be a good week in Toughieland – Dada yesterday and Micawber today. I started off at a pedestrian pace with this one but speeded up in the home straight.… Read More

Toughie 1757

Toughie No 1757 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Thanks to Micawber for another great puzzle – he never disappoints.

There is a note in the paper saying: ‘There Once was a Man With Six Wives: Our Kings and Queens in Limericks by Mick Twister, aka Micawber, is published tomorrow, available at books.telegraph.co.uk – a noble theme.’ If this is as funny as Mick’s previous book of limericks ‘There was an Old Geezer called Caesar‘ we’re in for a treat.… Read More