The current update sees another puzzle outlet introduced – a puzzle from the ones I did for The European back in 1990 and 1991.
I’d also like to amend an erroneous statement from last time. The Magpie puzzle I uploaded did indeed appear after the magazine’s grading system was established, so I can report that it received a D rating, which is towards the harder end of the Magpie spectrum. What I didn’t manage to retain was my usual paper copy of the original puzzle, so I didn’t have the in situ version in front of me. My thanks to Mark Goodliffe, who cunningly negotiated the absence of a link (also rectified this time round) to spot my error.
The garden calls – I should get out there and trim the browning grass or hack the cracked soil before the cricket that has brought rain to Dunedin reaches Wellington next week.