Farewell Araucaria

There was an old crossword compiler,/
A word-weaving cryptic freestyler./
Farewell Araucaria/
Infinite varier,/
Witty, bewitching beguiler. 
++RIP John Graham. He was hugely influential to me as a crossword compiler. I never met him, but had one very nice encouraging email from him when I sent him an early puzzle. This was, I gather, entirely typical of a generous, enthusiastic man who was a good friend to many and a source of pleasure and inspiration to many more.++
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About twitmericks

There is an old fellow called Mick/Who's been penning the odd limerick/I admit he's no Keats/But he does them in tweets/So to follow, you just have to click. https://twitter.com/#!/twitmericks "The limerick master of the twitterati" (The Guardian).
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