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Michael Macdonald-Cooper

MACDONALD-COOPER MICHAEL MACDONALD-COOPER, M.A. (Oxon) of Westmuir, Kirriemuir, Angus. Crossword compiler for Oxford Today and Dundee Bridge Club, former crossword compiler for The Independent, The Times, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, The Listener, former crossword editor for The Independent, winner of the Oxford Observer Superbrain title in 1984, BBC TV Mastermind semi finalist in 1986, winner of The Times Crossword Championship of Great Britain in 1991 and Channel four Countdown Octochamp in 2008, departed this life aged 75 after a short illness on 28th August 2017 in York Hospital. Crossword enthusiasts may recognise Michael's various pseudonyms, such as Calmac, Spurius, Andrew Campbell. Michael was much loved by his wife the late Cecilia, by his brothers Stephen and the late Nigel, by nieces Leanne, Elinor and Olivia and by nephews, Kevin, David, Allen and Gavyn. Michael's humanity and wit characterised him as much as his great intellect. R.I.P. Reception of remains in St Mary's R.C. Church, Lochee, Dundee on Tuesday, 19th September at 6pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, 20th September at 11am. followed by interment in Kirriemuir Cemetery at 1pm approximately, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited.

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