A brief midweek announcement to welcome the appointment of a new editor for the Sunday Telegraph’s Enigmatic Variations crossword in the wake of the sudden death of James Leonard earlier this year.
It’s Chris Lancaster, who has been appearing in various outlets as Samuel (the source of the pseudonym is appropriately lexicographical) and has established a reputation for entertaining puzzles at a variety of levels. James is a hard act to follow but in Chris I reckon we’ll have someone who can do it.
Anyone wanting to try out his EV style should check out the puzzles over the next few weeks – one of the last puzzles James passed for publication was by Chris. As far as I can see, Samuel is due to appear on Sunday June 23rd, but check the puzzles a couple of weeks either side in case I’ve got the date wrong!