Well, here it is, and with it a puzzle from Christmas Eve, 2006. I shall get back to putting up unseen Beelzebub puzzles in 2017. But since 2016 saw the demise of the Beelzebub series, it seemed appropriate to mark the end of the year with a suitable seasonal puzzle from its vaults.
I have also put up a review of the latest Cryptic All-Stars crossword book, though I have to concede that, as I have yet to launch myself comprehensively at it, the review is as much about how similar it is to its much-enjoyed predecessors. It’s a little odd to have it as a book, actually, since Volume 1 is in an app, and Volume 2 is a collection of PDF files (PDF very good for restarting or revisiting a puzzle, by the way).
Moreover, I actually have a second copy, courtesy of Roger Wolff, the onlie begetter of, and major contributor to, the series. So Christmas seemed a good moment to try my first giveaway. (The other half does these all the time on her page.) We’ll run it for a week (that’s up to the end of year), and then there’ll be a draw. There’s a doohickey below that allows you to enter. Please share!
And a very happy Christmas to you.