Update 15 November

Back in action after back inaction, which is what prompted the disappearance of an update a fortnight ago.  I really should have lifted the bags of giraffe dung more carefully.  (There’s a local outfit that makes compost using the stuff every zoo has too much of – they have a marvellous line about it being ‘endangered faeces’.)  I’m not really supposed to sit down for extended periods either, so I shall be brief.

The choice of puzzle this time was prompted by a discussion on fifteensquared about a recent puzzle (I won’t say which), which led me to think of my puzzles whose ideas originated from the same source.  This one came to mind because of an unusual feature of the perimeter quotation.

The next update will appear during a weekend when I have a couple of extra puzzles: there’s a Times Jumbo on 29 November, and the EV the following day.

Now I must go and move around for a while.

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Update 1/2 November

Is not an update as such.  Having done my back in carrying a new printer, I can’t sit at the computer for any useful period of time.  Mind you, I can’t stand or lie down for any length of time either… Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Update 19 October

An Enigmatic Variations puzzle from 2005 (and EV has been added to the list of links on the right, correcting a long-standing oversight).  There’s a new Kcit EV coming up at the end of November (and I mean the very end of November), so you can cut your teeth on this – November’s is rather […]

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Update 5 October

Having decided to raid the 2005 folder for a few puzzles over the forthcoming weeks, I have landed on an Independent daily barely three weeks from another already on the site.  But Nina-fans can rest assured that there is one to be found. I received my first Christmas issue of a magazine this week, which […]

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Update 21 September

This time there’s a new Beelzebub puzzle on the site: it’s No. 300, from 5 November 1995.  Such a coincidence of round number and significant date should not, however, lead you to expect fireworks – I was still very much engaged in finding my feet, and not really on the look-out for opportunities like this. […]

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Update 6 September 2014

A new Church Times puzzle for today’s update – my thanks to them for permission to republish this puzzle from 19 years ago.  But I’m still at it – there’s a new Church Times puzzle from me next week (or possibly the week after – the date that reached me isn’t actually a Friday, the […]

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Update 23 August

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It being the Proms season in London, time for a BBC Music Magazine crossword.  My thanks to them for permission to republish. Last weekend saw one of Wellington’s big second-hand book sales of the year – always worth a look, as not everything has been transported to e-format.  And look at what was lurking on the […]

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Update 10 August

Back to putting up another puzzle after last time’s computer problems.  As promised, I’ve gone back to 1995 and pulled out the Independent Saturday Magazine crossword I did then on Tom Swifties.  (Thanks as always to the Independent for permission to republish.)  Unlike the Inquisitor earlier this year where the use of the particular type of […]

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Update 27 July

…is not an update, alas, due to computer problems.  I can only do so much via the iPad when the material I need is on the big machine!  Back to normal service soon, I hope. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Update July 12

No puzzle this week, but there’s an article on ‘ghost themes’ which you might want to read prior to tackling my Independent puzzle on Tuesday.  I’ll provide explanations in a post next week!  There’s a Toughie coming on Thursday next week as well, and Thursday also sees the appearance of a blog on my recent […]

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