It’s not often one goes to see a professional crossword setter give a talk, but Heather and I couldn’t resist seeing Bluth at the Hackney Empire.
Bluth is of course much better known as comedian Dave Gorman (his current parallel career as cryptic crossword setter appears to not be some long-game comedy play, but actually just because he enjoys it). There are, almost inevitably, secrets and surprises which can’t be revealed with the show, though we do get to hear about Dave’s crossword Nemesis, and know which hotel room we’d like.
In all it was as funny as expected, and a shout out to the venue’s bar staff who were some of the best (and fastest) I’ve come across in a while.
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