Even allowing for the most desultory postal messages, the results should have reached participants by now, so I can put up the annual puzzle that got the site and blog started in the first place: the 2015 edition of the APEX Christmas Crossword. You can click through to the solution, and at the bottom of that page you’ll find the winning clues.
As always, let me encourage you to keep logging in to the Independent crossword. The link is here. The adverts seem to be getting shorter, to the extent that by the time I realised one was about a new cat product, it had finished. And has it reappeared…?
You can’t log in to see the Beelzebub puzzle, alas, of course, but to remind you what you’re missing next time round I shall put up the one that nearly made it into print. I find I have another dozen of virgin examples, all typed up and ready to go, so I may drip-feed you with them over the next year. Please let me know if you’re enjoying them, though I don’t mind waiting in line for you to let The Independent and/or the i know first.
Before that, though, you may find me in the Telegraph Toughie slot on 5 May, while Friday 13 May will live up to its reputation since my regular Independent appearance will be matched by a spot in The Times.