Update 21 April

A little late – still catching up on being away for a month, with the added item of getting the results of the 2013 APEX puzzle out (they too were late thanks to being away).  I’m intending that to be the next upload at the start of May.

Anyway, for (a slightly belated) Easter a puzzle from the Church Times of Good Friday 1998 - my thanks to them for permission to reproduce it.

I’ve also finally put up the solution grid for Beelzebub 828, though it still doesn’t have detailed notes, and it probably won’t get them any day soon.  Happy to explain individual clues on request.

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Follow-up to last weekend’s posts

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Long gap between planes on the way back to NZ, so I thought I’d elaborate on points made in a couple of emails I’ve received about last weekend’s double post. One wondered whether the solver should be equated more with the performer of than the listener to a piece of music, making the point that […]

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Update April 5 part two

WiFi coverage a bit patchy in Paris but some thoughts on Symmetry are now up. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Update 5 April

Yes, a couple of days early.  I’m hoping that there might be a companion piece a couple of days later.  Also I’m taking advantage of on-train wifi as I don’t know what the situation in Paris is going to be like! Having grumbled about one of the centenary books not following through on its promise […]

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Update 29 March

I am in the only bridal suite in Slapewath, having today discovered an alcoholic version of dandelion and burdock.  So my memory may be slightly dodgy, but I am certain that today’s additional comment to the Inquisitor puzzle is calumniatory.  I was never at the pre-Listener Dinner pub session. The rest of it is true, […]

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Update 23 March

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Here we are in Cheltenham, recovering from a week of various events, generally rather boozy, enabling us to meet up with beer drinkers, Masterminders and cruciverbalists.  Can’t honestly say that London, which seemed to be largely under excavation, sparked any feelings of nostalgia, and we were glad to head west, albeit in a car Hertz […]

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Update 9 March

There’s a Beelzebub puzzle new on the site this time round.  It’s a PDF of the published puzzle again – things are a bit hectic at the moment, due to preparations for a holiday.  We don’t want the house-sitter having kittens (they have eight cats to look after as it is). Yes, the next couple […]

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Update 22 February

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A busy week, with a request for a substantial puzzle coming in right in the midst of preparations for a trip away, and right on the start of the Wellington International Festival of the Arts, which meant we finally got to attend a Doctor Who Prom!  (Loud, though.) A new idea for an Inquisitor puzzle […]

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Update 8 February

A fairly hasty update this week, as other things are going on.  In particular, I’m about to solicit votes for the 2013 APEX puzzle, so regulars on that list can expect an email imminently.  Hence, this week’s puzzle isn’t quite in the usual format. This week’s Independent puzzle (Friday 7 February) had a Nina based […]

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Update 26 January

The puzzle this fortnight once again looks right back to a now-defunct publication which 30+ years was bringing forth some of my earliest efforts.  This one is a Playfair too, though cipher-phobes shouldn’t be put off, as you probably won’t need to do any major deciphering.  However, in a week when I’ve gridded a puzzle […]

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