I have found myself gearing up to take on a couple of puzzle suggestions, which has occupied – and is occupying – my time (and is an instance of the fact that Listener numerical puzzles can be a welcome sight…). There has also been the need to produce setter’s blogs of a number of puzzles – the one on the recent Inquisitor went up earlier this week, and there is another on the recent EV due in the next few days, and then one on my Magpie puzzle this month a week after that. So it’s not as if there’s nothing new.
I have put up another unpublished Beelzebub puzzle this time round. It saves a bit of time as I don’t have to type in all the clues from an old copy – I’ve never managed to keep electronic records (in the early days it doesn’t occur to you; in the middle period, I probably didn’t have enough storage space; and now the idea of scanning 3,000+ puzzles is something else for when I retire!
There’s a Times puzzle appearing next Tuesday (23 August), but otherwise the Friday Independents hold the fort. As you were: within an hour of typing that, I learn there’s a Toughie on 1 September!